Tim Gage of Cavco Park Home & Cabins located in Phoenix, AZ and whose company we mentioned in the Tiny Cottages to Go article written a few weeks ago states that they have received many inquiries from the Tiny House Blog readers and found the blog to be very informational. Tim says that Cavco has been manufacturing park models, cabins and small houses for many years. For the past few years we have ventured into the Green Building applications and materials.
Following is a list of items stating what green building techniques are per Building Green Inc. and the U.S. Green Building Council that are being used in the Green Cavco Cabin models:
Recycled tires and axles, I-beam manufactured from scrap, recycled steel. J M’s formaldehyde free fiberglass insulation, finger jointed 2 X 3′s and 2 X 4′s. Low VOC paints. Acrylic caulks. PEX water systems (recyclable with no solvent connections) (Litchfield and RV). DR 24 PVC and ABS drain lines (Durango and RV), less materials with recycled contents. OSB sheathing. Smart Side Siding. Cemplank siding. Rebond (recycled) carpet pad. Type 6 nylon carpet from Shaw. Gypsum panels (recycled paper). Energy Star appliances (most standard models and all up grades). Whole hose attic ventilation system (ventalaire 4). Title 24 lighting (Durango and RV option). Insulated windows (low e on some models both in recyclable aluminum and vinyl). Insulated fiberglass (50 year warranty) exterior entry doors. Water saver toilets, tub and shower diverters. Quick recovery water heaters and tank-less (gas and electric) option at both Durango and RV. Aluminum (recyclable) mini-blinds. Recyclable shower doors (listed in both publications). Concrete tile roofs (manufactured locally saving fuel to deliver). Congoleum vinyl flooring. Hamilton mud’s and joint compounds. LP radiant barrier OSB. Broan whole house venting system and low sones quite fans. Solar package (As Durango is proto typing). FSC grade stamped lumber (UFPI California division) AVAILABLE. No formaldehyde fiberglass insulation. Cellulose (recycled paper) insulation with Borax for flame retardants. Pressure balance tub/shower fixtures (anti-scald) are used in our IRC products.
Below are two pictures featuring the green cabins designed and available from Cavco Park Home & Cabins. Please visit their site to learn more about them.