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Veev takes environmental approach to modular home building

In Habitat

Dawn Hammon

April 5, 2022

Veev offers an innovative and solutions-oriented homebuilding platform. It revolves around Veev’s proprietary prefabbed panels that facilitate modular construction. The process allows homes to be completed faster with almost no waste throughout the manufacturing process.

“Traditional construction has taken a significant toll on the environment and Veev is striving to be an outlier,” Veev stated.

Because Veev wall panels are produced in a highly-automated factory, design changes are made through digital files rather than waste on the production floor. Each wall is fabricated with integrated electricity, plumbing, light and sensors, so they are ready for installation without additional subcontractors and time delays.

Veev handles the entire build process for customers, providing expertise in asset management, architectural & structural design, permitting, full modular build, installation and a digital home package.

In addition to convenience and minimal site impact, Veev homes come with a host of energy-efficient features. The company is transparent in its dedication to sustainable building practices — a rarity in the otherwise notably dirty construction industry.

Veev is so committed to environmentally-friendly materials selection and processes up and down the supply chain that it completed an in-house review of its sustainability efforts and then had those findings third party-verified. The full sustainability report on their construction process was third-party verified by Triple Green Building Group. The results were based on a simulation for a project that’s currently in progress and a comparison to traditional-built homes.

The study analyzed embodied and operational carbon emissions by reviewing material selection, waste disposal and estimated energy consumption over the lifespan of the home, among other measurements. Results showed an overall 47% CO2e reduction, waste diversion rates greater than 95%, and 38.6% lower CO2 impact.

Veev has set goals to reduce its homes’ carbon footprint by an additional 25% in 2022. The company also recently joined the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment.

To keep carbon emissions low, Veev relies on vendors who provide recycled steel. The use of light gauge steel (LGS) for the structural framing of the walls is a lightweight option that allows for a highly precise finish. Steel also resists issues with moisture, pests, fire, water and earthquake damage.

Another innovative product called high-performance surface (HPS) is used to clad walls, counters, exteriors and more. It offers durability, doesn’t fade, and is antimicrobial and easy to maintain.

All Veev homes are equipped with a digital system that allows owners to easily manage air quality, energy consumption, and water conservation.