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May 13, 2014 7:06:00 PM
THE ORIGINAL HOUSE had no bathtub and no closets. However, it did have a full set of stairs leading up to an attic, which Bennett re-designed as a second-floor addition with luxurious green bath.Read More
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
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.”Read More
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 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