We designed this Department of Energy Housing Innovation Award winning home to be a meeting place – and not only for friends and family. In this home, traditional mid-century modern style meets solar power, SIP roof panels, and passive solar design. Energy efficiency combines with elements that promote healthy indoor air quality – which is especially important for the homeowner, who has asthma. The indoor and outdoor living spaces also come together through a series of design elements. A large, covered rear porch separates the main structure from the garage area. It acts as a breezeway to provide comfortable indoor/outdoor space directly accessible from the living room and master suite. Large sliding glass doors, protected from direct sunlight, visually expand the living space.
MAXIMIZES ENERGY & WATER EFFICIENCY: 100% solar powered, Zero Energy Ready Home™ Certified, ENERGY STAR® Certified, Electric vehicle charging station, Passive solar design, Structural insulated panel (SIP) walls and roof, Reflective Class IV white metal roof, 16 SEER air source heat pump with programmable thermostats, HERS Index Score 2 (the lower the better – and new homes built to code average 100), Control 4 wiring throughout the home (allows remote lighting control via WiFi), Tankless water heater, WaterSense qualified plumbing fixtures; OPTIMIZES SPACE: Urban infill lot, Position on lot maximizes the private rear yard, Integrated indoor/outdoor spaces, Bonus room for entertaining, PROMOTES INDOOR AIR QUALITY: Indoor AirPLUS Certified, All low or no-VOC paints, stains, and adhesives, Non-toxic pest control, Formaldehyde-free cabinets, Steam shower