Fox Container House

The outdoor and indoor units have worked very nicely this first year. I love the quiet. You can’t even tell the units are operating. Their efficiency is very much a factor in keeping my electric use very low.
Tom Fox set his mind on building his home out of discarded shipping containers, appreciating their cost-effectiveness, environmental friendliness and uniqueness as a building tool. To cool and heat the 2,200-square-foot, four-bedroom home he built, he brought in ductless from Mitsubishi Electric. By nature of being ductless, the system eliminated the noise and dust from ductwork; it also offered personalized comfort and low energy bills. On top of all that, Fox’s home earned LEED® Platinum certification. Download the PDF below to read more. You’ll hear from the owner and architect, and see a photo of the home.

Fox Container House

Project Location: Gainesville, Flordia
Completion Date: January 2012

Project Team

  • Owner: Tom Fox
  • Architect: MW Bender Architecture, Gainesville, Florida
  • Structural Engineer: Wayland Structural Engineering, Gainesville, Florida
  • HVAC Contractor: Sullivan Heating & Cooling, Waldo, Florida

Mitsubishi Electric Equipment Installed:

  • (5) MXZ Outdoor Units
  • (5) MSZ Wall-mounted Indoor Units
  • (5) PAC Simple MA Remote Controllers
Product Category
Ductless Systems
Home Residence
Completion Date
January, 2012
Case Study Type
For Homeowners
Text Box Type
energy savings/rebates/efficiency
new construction

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