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Dec 1, 2013 5:18:00 PM
2013 Green Home of the Year Awards
Grand Overall Winner - Santa Ynez, Calif.
SIMPLICITY WON OVER the judges to make Dreamtime Farm, Santa Ynez, Calif., this year’s Grand Overall Green Home of the Year Award Winner. Architect and judge Hank Krzysik called the home “simple, clean, energy-efficient.” Builder and judge Michael Ginsburg said the home was “simple, straightforward and understandable.” Judge and energy expert Robert Bulechek lauded its features: “net-zero, graywater with solar hydronic.”
Topics: net-zero energy, California, bathroom, 1600 to 2500 square feet, Green Landscaping, kitchen, passive solar, solar hot water, straw bale, outdoor living, Chain of Custody Certification, EPA Burn Wise, natural ventilation, natural daylighting, AquaPEX, FSC Certified Lumber, LED Lighting, 2013 Green Home of the Year Awards, Recycled Products
Dec 1, 2013 12:53:00 PM
FARM HOUSE VERNACULAR and chicken coops were the design inspiration for the 3,960-square-foot, two-story home. Covered walkways, gardens and a pool link the simple gabled structures into a family compound.
Topics: Geothermal Heating and Cooling, graywater, California, Green Landscaping, LEED, 1500 square feet or less, solar hot water, straw bale, Low Flow Faucets, natural daylighting, green roof, 2013 Green Home of the Year Awards, rainwater harvesting
Dec 1, 2013 11:56:00 AM
JUDGES PRAISED THE New Harmony community’s welcoming design, and particularly appreciated the attention to indoor air quality and noise—given the parcel’s location directly adjacent to busy I-80 traffic.
Nov 24, 2010 3:16:00 PM
ZENERGY HOUSE, THE BRAINCHILD OF Residential Energy Assessment Services (REAS), was conceived as a living example and educational tool for the average person to learn about and incorporate greener elements into their home environment.
The 2,450-square-foot, one-story home in Studio City, Calif., was originally built in 1950 and includes three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The home was selected for a high-performance retrofit because of its unique architecture and because the home’s size reflects the national average for square footage.