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Apr 15, 2014 4:57:00 PM
Topics: Green Landscaping, LEED, Energy Recovery Ventilation, HERS, 2600 to 3400 square feet, natural daylighting, green roof, 2010 Green Home of the Year Awards, LED Lighting, rainwater harvesting, salvaged materials, Florida, Recycled Products
Apr 7, 2014 2:49:00 PM
Before air conditioning, Floridians looked to tropical breezes and shade aids for indoor comfort. Team Florida has updated “the wisdom of Florida vernacular design with modern technology.”
Durable, adjustable, louvered shutters fabricated from native Florida cypress provide the shade. Some panels glide. Native cypress is naturally resistant to insects and weathering.Twenty-two photovoltaic panels power the house. Each pair of panels has one micro inverter which the designers explain “will optimize performance so that all panels perform at maximum output, improving the overall efficiency of the array.” The micro inverters allow pairs of panels to be monitored and operate independently.
Dec 1, 2013 3:14:00 PM
WITH A HERS Index of 38, the 1,808-square-foot Specht Home is a certified PHIUS+ Passivhaus, also built to EarthCraft Virginia standards—“a small ecological footprint” built on a 20-acre site.
Topics: Super-insulated Envelope, High-Performance Windows, 1600 to 2500 square feet, solar, Energy Recovery Ventilation, solar hot water, Virginia, HERS, Low Flow Faucets, PHIUS+ Passivhaus, Mainstream Green, Passive design, LED Lighting, 2013 Green Home of the Year Awards
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