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Green Home Lands In Chicago, Literally (PHOTOS)

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Square Root Architecture and Design built Chicago's first prefabricated green home last week.

Prefabricated homes are built in a factory controlled setting off-site and are delivered to their locations via a 220-ton crane. While off-site construction is taking place, on-site preparation of the foundation and utility work underway to speed up the construction process.

But this pre-fab West Town home is different from most. It is known as an urban C3 prefab home, which means it is eco-friendly, affordable and built to reduce energy and construction costs.

Some of the C3 home's features include individual room heating and cooling, solar thermal panels for hot water, recycled content construction materials, Energy Star appliances and more.

Take a look at the photos of the 40,000 pound home landing on its prepared foundation. The prefab home was completed within one day on the corner of Ohio Street and Noble Avenue.

Photos provided by Square Root Architecture and Martin Konopacki Photography.

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