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Columbus, OH, United States, 2007/11/26 - PDG Domus provides quality affordable homes built with green design and advanced technology for today's discerning homebuyer - PDG-Domus.com.
Green home building is not confined to just the coasts, it’s being done in the heart of the Midwest. PDG Domus Manufacturing LLC (PDG Domus) a manufacturer of luxury affordable homes, announces the opening of the Hartford model home located at 1479 Gibbard Ave, and is now poised to bring a new level of affordable, green housing to homebuyers throughout the state of Ohio and the U.S. The PDG Domus Hartford model exemplifies the company’s commitment to eco-efficient luxury affordable homes, the homes’ unique features include:
• Best energy efficiency – Structural foam insulation is sandwiched between the steel superstructure and exterior composite panels, providing an average 35R insulation factor (40+R for roof and ground floor, 80+R for ceilings and center floors). The PDG Domus home has received a 5-star rating from the State of Ohio Department of Development – the highest available.
• Designed and built “green”– Non-organic, low VOC materials are used, 100% recyclable structural steel framework and recyclable, engineered plastics (composites) form the exterior of the structures. Less solid waste in construction – PDG Domus homes generate 87.5% less waste than homes built using traditional building techniques.
• Strength and durability – Framework is welded structural steel providing a durable, insect resistant structure. The exterior walls are composite panels that are impact resistant and impregnated with a ceramic material, which increases the insulation value and burn resistance factors.
• Superior safety features –The frame and exterior panels are fire resistant, PDG Domus homes meet and exceed requirements for: Category 5 hurricanes (150 mph winds), State of California earthquake and the Minnesota roof snow load (240 lbs./sq. ft.) Our roof passed at 380 lbs./sq. ft.
Because many of today’s health problems can be traced to environmental factors, PDG Domus is leading the way in the field of healthy home design and engineering. “Building homes which are more resource-efficient, environmentally considerate during construction and more energy-efficient in operation and maintenance has been the cornerstone of our company philosophy”, said Nathan Pingel, CEO of PDG Domus. “We’ve spent years developing an innovative manufacturing system which utilizes recyclable materials and establishes a comprehensive program for recycling Domus homes once they’ve reached the end of productive use.”
About PDG Domus
The PDG Domus Luxury Affordable Home concept originated from observations that home ownership is virtually impossible for many Americans—especially quality, energy-efficient homes complete with all the conveniences. The cost of current construction materials (wood) and outdated construction techniques (labor intensive and stick-built) produce a needlessly expensive house.
Since 1989 PDG Domus (pdg-domus.com) has been designing, developing and testing structures that incorporate proven techniques found in the automotive, aircraft and high-rise construction industries combined with green product design and sustainable building. PDG Domus homes’ unique building system is based on interchangeable, structural steel cells with exterior panels and roofs fabricated with a glass/polymer composite which duplicate any exterior surface; wood, brick, stone, slate or stucco. These cells (components) are assembled in a wide variety of configurations to produce homes of different architectural styles and floorplans.
The entire Domus home is manufactured in the environmentally controlled workspace to ensure delivering quality, durability and character in the finished product.