Certified Gold under the USGBC LEED for Homes program, this light and sun-filled single family residence exceeds current energy code requirements by more than 60%.
The house is oriented to provide the main living spaces with abundant light all year long. Deep overhangs are used to control solar gain in the summertime.
Equipped with a solar electric as well as a solar hot water system, energy costs are offset by approximately 50% per year. The house is maximally energy efficient, with insulation and air sealing of paramount concern. Fresh air is cycled through the house using a heat recovery ventilation system.
It is an elegant home situated in the woods and built with minimal site disturbance.