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He claims he got the job to build this 4,059-square-foot home because he had just finished earning his NAHB Certified Green Builder designation. “We got the job because we were ‘green,’” he admits, but now that he stands behind his first house, which also happens to be a national award winner, it was clearly a perfect avenue to take. McCormick thinks that a team approach to the project is largely the key to its success. “The aspect of using an entire design team from the beginning—the architect, homeowner, contractor, and HERS rate—is what made this work.”
Dec 1, 2013 10:45:00 AM
INSTEAD OF A traditional HVAC system, two wall-mount, mini-split heat pumps—one on each floor—condition this airy modern home. The Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) mixes and distributes the air “like a Vitamix for air,” says builder Brandon Weiss.
Topics: Super-insulated Envelope, bathroom, Indoor Air Quality, ICFs, 3500 to 4900 square feet, kitchen, Built-In Furniture, passive solar, HERS, Renewable Flooring, Low Flow Faucets, Illinois, PHIUS+ Passivhaus, natural daylighting, Passive design, 2013 Green Home of the Year Awards
Dec 1, 2012 12:43:00 PM
THIS CUSTOM HOME outside Portland, Oregon, is one couple’s dream. It’s not a “purist” project in the sustainable sense, because the owners had specific tastes that had to be balanced with sustainability.
Dec 1, 2012 11:53:00 AM
HOMES SUCH AS this one, by Golden Rule Builders, avoid the ecological impacts of remodeling a home’s cosmetic features to accommodate aging residents, at the same offering low utility and maintenance costs for the life of the structure.
Topics: Geothermal Heating and Cooling, 3500 to 4900 square feet, Energy Recovery Ventilation, standing seam metal roof, PEX, Low-E Window glazing, 2012 Green Home of the Year Awards, ADA compliant, Paint