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Example of minimal building waste from building a prefab home

Entire waste from a Stillwater home fabrication.

Protecting Old Growth Forests

Our prefabricated panels are produced from an exceptional, engineered timber that is superior to solid, sawn timber from which traditional homes are built. In nearly all conditions, it will not twist, split, cup or warp—before or after it reaches the job site. Not only does our method reduce waste up to 50% compared to traditional building methods, it also helps to protect old-growth forests.


"When it’s 15°F to 20°F outside and the sun is shining, it stays 70°F to 72°F inside the home with NO supplemental heat! Also, the generous 9' overhangs provide shade in the summer, and it stays much cooler inside when the sun is high in the sky. The way this home was designed to capture passive solar gain is amazing!"

–Richard & Vicky, Stillwater Homeowners, Colorado

Placement of your home on the site is carefully considered to not only take advantage of the view, but also to maximize the benefits of the solar path across the house. 


We are dedicated to home design and fabrication that is sustainable, healthy and environmentally sound –now and for years to come. Our homes blend highly efficient sustainable building design with environmentally responsible materials.

Why prefabricated homes are sustainable - A Stillwater Dwellings Sustainable Home


  • Our LEED-Accredited architects are committed to structural integrity, energy performance, and minimizing environmental impact.

  • Mindful positioning of the home on the site to achieve optimal ventilation in summer as well as passive solar heating in cooler months.

  • Homesite placement and engineering carried out with consideration to conservation and natural assets preservation.


  • High-quality, engineered wood is used providing years of trouble-free, dependable use. Engineered wood also helps with the reduction of waste and decreased disposal costs. Wood is a highly renewable resource – 27% more timber is grown than harvested each year.

  • Our standing seam metal roof lasts 40-60 years reducing replacement, repair and waste.

  • FSC certified hardwood floors are available.

  • Kitchen and bathroom countertops made from recycled glass and porcelain are available.

Stillwater Dwellings Home With Solar Panels
Stillwater Dwellings Architects

LEED-Accredited Architects 

Stillwater Dwellings is one of the only prefabricated home companies that maintains our own staff of full-time architects. This allows us to select only the most skilled architects for our high-end home designs. Our LEED-Certified architects (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) are dedicated to home design that is sustainable, sound and energy smart – for years to come.

Stillwater Dwellings indoor outdoor living

Energy Management

  • Hybrid insulation system that give the house a minimum R-50 value for the roof, R-28 for the walls, and R-30 for the floors.

  • Photovoltaic and car charger ready.

  • Full solar energy management solutions.

  • Energy star appliances and lighting available.

  • Designed to take advantage of passive heating/cooling solutions.

  • Panelized production allows for an overall higher quality home built with greater precision, potentially reducing overall energy consumption 15-20% over stick-built homes.

Embodied Energy

Embodied energy is the total energy used to produce, transport and construct a home. According to the organization Architecture 2030, embodied energy often accounts for 15-20% of a building’s total energy use during a 50 year period. Using low embodied energy materials and processes reduce a home’s overall life cycle carbon footprint.

  • Reduced material waste of up to 50% over stick-built homes.

  • Reduction in deliveries to the site of up to 90%.

  • Safer working conditions in a factory-controlled environment.

  • Smaller construction footprint. Less truck traffic. Onsite construction process is shorter with less disruption to the environment and community in the form of noise and air pollution.

  • Reduced operational energy.

  • Prefabricated homes can be up to 25% faster to construct.

Indoor Environment

  • Homes are tightly insulated and assembled with optimal ventilation and air flow.

  • Low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint.

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