Grand Award 2: Green Grouping

This Grand Award winner in the 2009 Design Awards transformed a 50-year-old house into a sustainable home filled with natural light.

The house has a durable Galvalume ( steel roof. Green outdoor elements include a rain barrel, permeable pavers and a no-mow landscape.

Sustainable features of this remodel include passive heating/cooling, duct work in conditioned space with all ducting and piping sealed, Energy Star ( appliances, LED and fluorescent lighting, low VOC finishes, and FSC certified framing components and hardwood.

The floor on the main level, as shown in this photo of the open living/dining/kitchen area, is polished concrete with in-floor heating.

Built-in storage in the kitchen.

The house has FSA certified hardwood throughout including birch, maple and cherry.

The upper floor is a maple canvas with the wood used on the stairs, wall and floor.

Site plan.

Main floor plan.

Upper floor plan.

Seasonal solar gain.

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