Spotlight: Mandala Homes

Posted by Rumin Mann
June 13th, 2012

BC Wood member Mandala Homes recently completed a pretty unique project. They just finished building BC’s first Energy Star qualified round house in Nelson, BC.

For 11 years, Mandala Homes has been designing and building pre-fabricated round and rectangular home packages in Nelson, BC and distributing all over the globe, with Canada and US being their main markets. Along with pre-fabricated home packages, they also sell decking, flooring, trim packages, pre-stained cedar siding, timber frame components and wood window & door packages.   Mandala Homes, with their triple-bottom line business model, makes every business decision by taking into account the financial, social, and environmental impact.

Lars Chose (above picture), owner of Mandala Homes designed and built the first Energy Star Qualified house in BC. The 2,300 square feet home includes three bedrooms, two and a half bath­rooms, a work­shop, two out­door rooms, and a stor­age room. The house is finished with West­ern Red Cedar sid­ing and trim and fir post and beams, while the inte­rior is fin­ished with West­ern Red Cedar ceil­ings, cork floor­ing, ceramic tile, fir trim, Yolo and Natura no-VOC paints, and no-VOC fin­ishes from EcoCrete and Ver­mont Natural.

This green pre­fab con­serves energy with deep over­hangs, LEDs and CFLs, an HRV, thick walls (R34), an insu­lated roof (R66), fiberglass-insulated dual-pane win­dows, sky­lights, solar tubes, an ICF foun­da­tion, and Energy Star appliances.

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