VEIC’s work on Zero Energy Modular (ZEM) homes has helped hundreds of low and moderate income families achieve dignified, resilient, low-carbon housing. Over the past decade, we’ve partnered with five factories and countless funding partners and lending institutions to make this happen. The need is growing, not fading—for workforce housing, farmworker housing, Accessory Dwelling Units, mobile home replacement, affordable housing communities (single- and multifamily), and more. The problem? The ZEM model does not scale well within the current paradigm. Building on our experience in this challenging market, we present a compelling vision for where the New England market goes from here.
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- Summarize the critical features of ZEM buildings (and factory partners) and what has made them unique and successful
- Describe the challenges faced in evolving the design, construction, funding mechanisms, and code/zoning issues
- Identify the various building types to which ZEM is applicable through case studies
- Analyze how the presented vision builds upon lessons learned and addresses the key challenges identified