California-based 3D printing firm Azure Printed Homes is to deliver 26 new affordable homes for homeless veterans.
The Twentynine Palms community, called Veterans Village, will provide housing for local veterans in need.
Azure says its 3D printed solution minimises waste by using plastic already intended for landfills or that usually ends up in the oceans or incinerated.
By using recycled materials instead of new resources, Azure aims to close the sustainability loop in the 3D homebuilding industry by getting closer to a circular economy’s goal of making optimum use of previously used materials.
The use of 3D printing technology will significantly reduce construction time and costs, it says, making it possible to provide affordable housing for veterans in need.
The two-bedroom 900 sq. ft homes are set to feature energy-efficient features to reduce utility costs for residents.
Ross Maguire, CEO of Azure Printed Homes, said: “We are thrilled to be a part of this important project.
“At Azure, we are committed to using technology to create sustainable, modern and affordable housing solutions for communities across the country.
“Veterans Village is an excellent example of how 3D printing can be used to address the critical need for housing in communities across America.”
George Mulopulos of Laconic WPC LLC said: “We are excited to partner with Azure Printed Homes to bring this project to life.
“The Veterans Village community will provide much-needed affordable housing for our community and for our veterans, and we look forward to welcoming this much needed innovation to our city.”
The project is expected to begin later this year.
In October last year, Azure Printed Homes was chosen to build 10 3D printed homes from recycled plastic.
California-based housebuilder Re-Inhabit plans to install the homes on three sites across the southern part of the state.
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