Developers plan world’s first 3D printed net energy housing development in Rancho Mirage

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Image credit: Mighty Buildings/EYRC Architects

The world’s first community of 3D-printed net energy homes will be built in Rancho Mirage, says developer Palari Group and construction technology company Mighty Buildings.

Palari says in the statement that it plans to develop the 5-acre parcel into a planned community of 15 eco-friendly homes, built utilizing the 3D-printed panelized Mighty Kit system by Mighty Buildings.

“This $15 million sustainable development is the world’s first planned community of 3D printed homes and is centered around integration of technology and sustainability,” the companies said in a March 10 news release. “From the 3D-printing production process which eliminates 99% of construction waste, to the efficiency of operations with solar energy and weather-resistant materials, to the efficiency of the homes themselves, the project aims to minimize its environmental impact and offer smart and healthy homes to sustainability-minded buyers.”

“We could not be more excited for this groundbreaking collaboration with Palari, and to be a part of the creation of the world’s first 3D-printed zero net energy community,” said Alexey Dubov, co-founder and COO of Mighty Buildings. “This will be the first on-the-ground actualization of our vision for the future of housing – able to be deployed rapidly, affordably, sustainably, and able to augment surrounding communities with a positive dynamic.”

The builders say each property will include  a primary residence of 1,450 sq. ft., comprising 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a secondary residence of 700  sq, ft. comprising 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, on 10,000 sq. ft. lots.

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“Homes will integrate DARWIN by Delos, a state-of-the-art wellness intelligence solution to help enhance human health and well-being by improving indoor air quality and implementing localized water filtration and circadian lighting,” the statement said. “All energy needs will be supplied by solar, with optional Tesla Powerwall batteries and EV chargers for a fully integrated electric car-home experience. Other upgrade options include backyard amenities such as pergola decking, cabanas, hot tubs, firepits and outdoor showers.”

“We are thrilled to launch this first development of 3D printed sustainable homes and partner with Mighty buildings to realize our common vision of transforming the way we build homes of the future,” said Basil Starr, founder and CEO of Palari, “3D printing allows us to build faster, stronger and more efficiently, making it integral to our platform of streamlining home-building process centered on sustainability of construction, materials, and operations.” Palari is planning to build communities of sustainable healthy smart single-family homes in suburban locations across California, introducing a new era of homebuilding.

Prices will range from $595,000 to $950,000, they say.


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