The client was looking for an energy-efficient home that disappeared into nature, with an open concept and many windows to bring nature inside. Requests included a separate bedroom, en suite bath, and main living area that felt part of the home. The build also included multiple structures, including a high-end art studio well away from the house, solar energy, custom woodwork, and high-efficiency radiant heating, among others.
- TGI Roof System to allow long open spans with maximum insulation. 57.6 with minimal thermal bridging.
- Double-wall construction to allow for 12” of wall insulation. R-value of 43.2 – results ended up being passive house numbers.
- 57 solar panels on southern-facing roof achieve net-zero impact.
- Inside cabinets made of sustainable bamboo cabinetry gives a very light and airy feel to the home.
- The home keeps a steady temperature with minimal energy usage, with high-efficiency Viessmann gas boiler and radiant tubes in an 8 inch insulated concrete slab.
- Three independent structures were all interconnected on one site, one building being 200 feet away from the others. All with the same completion date.
- Outbuildings look very minimal from the outside but are far from simple on the construction.
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