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The Power Haus, Top Green Home Design

Thursday, January 16, 2014
The Power Haus, Top Green Home Design
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Josh Wynne Construction frim Florida has completed The Power Haus.
This contemporary house is located in Sarasota, Florida, USA. Sustainable implementation in producing energy is more than its consumption annually this house achieves a minus 22 HERS index. Caused of that point, the power haus is labeled as the lowest recorded by Energy Star and the DOE Builder's Challenge. At least, the Power Haus receives top LEED Home Platinum certified, top of the FGBC standard and NAHB’s National Green Building Standard.
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The Power Haus by Josh Wynne Construction:

"Power Haus was designed to exceed every standard in green construction today while maintaining the clients’ desired aesthetic and comfort requirements. It is a shining example of the level of performance and sustainability that can be achieved while maintaining an high standard of quality and comfort.

Power Haus received a minus 22 HERS index, the lowest ever recorded by Energy Star and the DOE Builder’s Challenge. It is the highest scoring LEED for Homes Platinum ever certified (pending verification). Power Haus is also at the top of the FGBC standard and NAHB’s National Green Building Standard.

Design plays a huge part in Power Haus’ performance and livability. Passive ventilation, passive cooling and passive lighting go hand in hand with the desired ability to open the home to the expansive views of the hardwood swamp upon which the home is situated. In many ways, it is difficult to determine the line between indoors and out. That is quite difficult to accomplish in the hot, moist climate of the central west coast of Florida. Since few materials are up to the challenge presented by this climate, product specification and construction techniques were very important. Polished concrete floors, clay walls over mold resistant drywall, native cypress timbers used for doors, trim, cabinets and roof framing all lend to the ‘Contemporary Florida Cracker’ vernacular while offering stellar performance against the elements.

Power Haus is a beautiful home that compromises nothing while managing to shatter the ceilings perceived to exist in luxury green home building."

Photographs: McCourtney Photographics 
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Lakehouse Residence by Max Strang Architecture

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Lakehouse Residence by Max Strang Architecture
Max Strang Architecture has implementaly designed the Lake House Residence in area of 4500 sq foot located in Winter Heaven, Florida.
This modern residence design gets LEED-certified as the first certified in the region. Mainly constructed in square shape, this modern house interior is combined in same taste and supports the passive environtmental design. "Green" design concepts are embeded to this "white" house for supplying the home energy needs.

Location: Winter Haven, Florida, USA
Area: 4,500 sqft
Year: 2010
Hvac Coordinator: Joseph Strickler
Electrical Contractor: Robert Krieger
Structural: Douglas Wood Engineers
Mep Engineer: Jose Martinez, P.E
Solar System: Quick Beam Energy
General Contractor: Alan Ulch Builders

Lakehouse Residence by Max Strang Architecture:

“Registered with the USGBC, this modern home is anticipated to be Winter Haven’s first LEED-certified residence. The interior living areas are conceived as wooden volumes nestled within an outer stucco “shell”. The shell provides generous eight-foot overhangs, which shelter the walls of glass from the Florida sun. A narrow courtyard amplifies the arrival experience and creates a privacy barrier for the private realm of the home.
The home incorporates important passive environmental design concepts that result in abundant day-lighting and cross-ventilation potential. Glazing on the south elevation is extremely limited and a mature oak tree filters afternoon solar heat gain. Active environmental design features include a solar photovoltaic system, solar hot-water heaters, geothermal HVAC and LED lighting.
The one-story home, located on a Central Florida lake, contains four bedrooms and a kitchen, dining room, living room and office. A pool and covered terrace are positioned along the lake-side of the home.”

Photos courtesy of Max Strang Architecture, Paul Warchol , Calder Wilson

Passive Home Design, PerFORM[D]ance House by Florida International University

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Passive Home Design, PerFORM[D]ance House by Florida International University
Passive design strategy increases this home value, this home design applies some home technologies and features make it more efficient in energy using. Its Interior design mostly combines in white and widely constructed that provides more space and remembers to the suitable with exterior.

Inspired of Paul Rudolph’s Cocoon House, it incorporates lightness and open spatial. It also incorporates tropical design including louvers, flat roof and expansive horizontally. The unique house features such as operable louvers that protect against hurricane-force winds, a fully retractable glazing system and an exterior deck, and Bio-remediating beds. And some technologies and strategies include cross ventilation, shading canopy, a ductless air conditioning system, system automation (sensors, timers, and remote controls), monitoring capabilities, a reflective white exterior. This house’s design was created by team of Florida International University as an entry of U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011.

perFORM[D]ance House by Florida International University:

Team website:
"Florida International University's U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 entry, the perFORM[D]ance House, responds to its environment, its inhabitants, and its use. Its open pavilion design links the interior with the exterior through a layered façade and integrated landscape, and operable louver panels open to extend the interior space and expand the livable space to the exterior. The ever-changing configuration is driven by environmental conditions, resulting in an interactive performance that showcases sustainable strategies and technologies.

Design Philosophy

The design of the perFORM[D]ance House incorporates lightness and open spatial continuity reminiscent of Paul Rudolph's Cocoon House. The house incorporates key elements of tropical design, including louvers, a continuous flat roof, and an expansive horizontality.


The perFORM[D]ance House features:
·         Operable louvers that raise and lower as needed for privacy, shading, and protection against hurricane-force winds
·         A fully retractable glazing system on the windows that provides relief from the heat and humidity of South Florida
·         An exterior deck with a garden and biofiltration pond
·         Bio-remediating beds that treat storm-water runoff collected from the roof using native landscaping that filters sediment, reduces runoff, and oxygenates water.


Florida International University's house is an elegant hybrid of technology and design that achieves livability and sustainability using:
·         Passive design strategies such as natural cross-ventilation, canopy shade devices, and daylighting to reduce demand on mechanical systems
·         A ductless air conditioning system that uses micro-climate zoning to increase comfort while decreasing load
·         Sensors, timers, and remote controls to provide system automation that increases efficiency and reduces operation and maintenance costs
·         A weather station with monitoring capabilities that allows homeowners to monitor energy production and use, solar panel performance, and water consumption
·         A reflective white exterior to reduce cooling demand.

Market Strategy

The perFORM[D]ance House was designed for a Hispanic-American couple whose children are off in college. Juan Gonzalez is a self-employed contractor and green building advocate. Alice Gonzalez is a former art history professor who has an illness that requires her to use a wheelchair. These empty-nesters have always wanted to retire to the sunny, subtropical climate of Miami, Florida.

What's Next

After the house returns from Solar Decathlon 2011, it will be installed on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus of Florida International University in Miami. The perFORM[D]ance House will support the university's Office of Sustainability by serving as a visitor center pavilion and promoting the university's mission for sustainability."



Sanders Pace Architecture - Barrier Island House

Sunday, May 05, 2013
Sanders Pace Architecture - Barrier Island House
In 2012, Sanders Pace Architecture did completely a house remodel that is located within a waterfront neighborhood of modest 1950’s house in Vero Beach, Florida, USA.