NREL.GOV — A new report from Blokable, the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) details actionable pathways to developing and building net zero energy (NZE) housing without increasing costs yet still reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. IN2 is managed by NREL’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center.

The newly released report, Decarbonization During Predevelopment of Modular Building Solutions, covers specific strategies within the framework of industrialized construction that were developed, in part, during Blokable’s IN2 project with NREL over the past 1.5 years. Blokable engineers and manufactures a highly energy-efficient, prefabricated, modular building system that reduces the cost for the company to develop multifamily housing with low cost of ownership and operation. As part of their partnership, Blokable installed a single Blok module on NREL’s Golden, Colo., campus for performance validation and future experiments by NREL.