Book Chapter

ZEMCH business operation in Japan

M Noguchi, E Hirota, JT Kim, C Formoso, H Altan, P Bell, A Frattari, L Riscala

Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering | Published : 2016

Abstract

Today, Japanese housing manufacturers mass-customise their highly industrialised houses with the aim to deliver quality affordable homes in which design quality, or housing performance, can be defined by buyers/users in consideration of their economic constraints. Moreover, in response to the drastic hike of energy prices and global warming issues, the prefabricators today tend to commercialise net zero energy homes. Their high-quality, zero energy mass custom homes (ZEMCH) that are also reasonably priced enjoy a good reputation. This chapter will identify the essential elements of Japanese housing manufacturers’ business operation being applied for the delivery of socially, economically and..

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