The Future of Building Unfolding Going Green Silicon Valley – October 2010
Introduction • Mission • Blu’s mission is to build super-efficient, prefab green homes using high tech information technology and building science tools to make the process dramatically more enjoyable for clients, and scalable.
Problem • Traditional homebuilding outdated, lack of technology & home monitoring • Projects usually over budget, over time, waste resources on building sites • Inefficient and low quality housing stock, not cost effective to retrofit many • Worldwide, US accounts for more than 21% of the world's CO2 • Residential & built environment accounts for the large MAJORITY of U.S. C02 emissions
Problem Blu transforms the homebuilding experience & quality: • Healthy, durable, super energy efficient high quality homes • Configurable design without architect fees. Fixed, transparent pricing. • Unmatched convenience in ‘soup to nuts’ single company approach
Competitive Advantage • Blu’s building science & information technologies empower this model… • 3 years at MIT and RISD • engineering software empowers steel framing & configuration • platform powers unique integration of design, sales, engineering & ops • disruptive folding technology, 11 patents pending • steel makes is easier to set on site, less expensive to ship, multiple sites • steel empowers higher ceilings, more natural light, bigger open spans
Introduction • Consumer Interface • Unique engineering platform • 3-D customizations of homes to your site, tastes, requirements • About to launch unique proprietary online 3-D system that is configurable by clients directly
Scaling • Factory • Dormant for 10 years – former Pratt & Whitney • 80,000 sq ft, 500 homes/year with one shift • Climate controlled • 52-week a year staff • Accuracy, precision, speed • Convenience & reduced risk for clients • Fixed pricing & procurement
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