Concord Green Home
2011 EcoHome Design Award Winner
Key to the successful design were the homeowner priorities of family health, energy performance, and optimizing the walk-to-town construction site. To maintain health and air quality, the home features a fresh air ventilation system with energy recovery, a whole house HEPA filtration system, radiant & radiator heating distribution, and low/no VOC materials. The home’s energy performance focuses on passive heating/cooling techniques, natural daylighting, an improved building envelope, and efficient mechanical systems, collectively achieving overall energy performance of 50% better than code. To address the site opportunities, the home utilizes a footprint that maximizes southern exposure in the rear while still capturing the park view in the front.
ZeroEnergy Design | Green Architecture & Mechanical Design
Kauffman Tharp Design | Interior Design
Photos by Eric Roth
What Houzz contributors are saying:
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What Houzzers are commenting on:
High ceilings, island with chairs
Vertical drawers, gray/cream counters, linen.
Note little window like cottage. Hood height?
Ideal but maybe not attainable with heart pine