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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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LEED House “Like A Houseboat”

Monday, January 13, 2014
LEED House “Like A Houseboat”

LEED House “Like A Houseboat”
Shipley Architects has created completely a sustainable house in 2008, it is called "like a houseboat".
This contemporary house was named that because of this house is floated above poor soil on steel beams. LEED Platinum was received "like a houseboat". Many kind of home technologies feature this house more eco-friendly and might able adapt with the natural environment such as geothermal heating and cooling system, reusing wood planks.

Architects: Shipley Architects
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
Architect In Charge: Dan Shipley
Builder: Rick Fontenot of Constructive General Contractors
Client: Rick & Julie Fontenot
Area: 1,490 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Charles Davis Smith

Like a Houseboat by Shipley Architects:


“Based on location alone, this 1,490-square-foot house takes significant steps toward a reduced carbon footprint. It’s part of Urban Reserve, a development of modern residences in Dallas that sits near a light-rail station and a hiking and biking trail. Along with this proximity to green transportation options, the zero-lot-line community encourages space- efficient house designs. “Just the way it’s planned automatically puts Urban Reserve into a more sustainable category,” says Dan Shipley, FAIA, principal of Dallas-based Shipley Architects.

But he and the homeowners took the project much further into green territory, ultimately achieving LEED Platinum status. The clients “did all the LEED paperwork,” Shipley confides. “That allowed us to concentrate on designing the house.”

One of their biggest challenges was the site’s poor soil quality. The property was once a landfill, and its weak, expansive soil has a low bearing capacity. But Shipley and his staff came up with a creative, cost-effective solution: They floated the house above the earth on steel beams supported by concrete piers. This siting method upped the home’s green quotient, due to its minimal disturbance of the land. The design team even managed to incorporate salvaged wood—2-inch-by-12-inch planks from the dance floor at the clients’ wedding—into the main floor frame.

A geothermal system heats and cools the house, as is the case in many of the firm’s recent projects. “We’ve been doing geothermal a lot lately,” Shipley says. “People like the idea of it. It uses natural means for the heat exchange, and it gets rid of awkward, clumsy condensing units.” Pressure-treated wood that typically would be used for porch flooring makes an unconventional siding material. “It just goes up quickly,” he notes. And a ramp of metal grating creates a more substantial entry passage into the 20-foot-wide home. “In small houses, the question is always, How do you have a sense of arrival and movement?” he says. “Once you do go in the front door, you’re right there at the kitchen island. The ramp was a way of leveraging or extending the sense of arrival.” The gang-plank-like ramp, along with the home’s compact, floating nature, inspired the nickname “Like a Houseboat."
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LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence

Wednesday, November 06, 2013
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence
Kerchum Residence is a contemporary home that was designed by Frits de Vries Architect and located in Vancouver, Canada.
Kerchum Residence receives the first LEED Platinum certified in western Canada and it also gets 2011 RAIC Award of Excellence for Green Building. This eco-friendly residence features passive and active technologies for providing comfort, supplying energy needs, and providing a healthy living. At least, Green roof, rain water harvesting, heating and cooling system, radiant floor, large glass door and windows are installed to this contemporary residence. Sustainable home design is a main attention of this residence beside facade and comfort.

Architect: Frits de Vries Architect Ltd.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Project Team: Frits de Vries (MAIBC, MRAIC), Patrick Warren
Structural Engineer: Equilibrium Consulting Inc.
Builder: Galen Evans, Natural Balance Home Builders Inc.
Landscape Design: Claire Kennedy Design
Interior Design: Patrick Warren
Sustainable Building Advisor: Orianne Johnson, Frits de Vries Architect Ltd.
Green Rating/Energy Model: Troy Glasner, E3 Ecogroup
LEED Service Provider: Andriana Beauchemin, E3 Ecogroup
Project Area: 3,068
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Lucas Finlay and Courtesy of Frits de Vries Architect
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence

LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence

Kerchum Residence by Frits de Vries Architect:

“The design is a response to the clients’ appreciation of modern architecture and desire for a flexible plan, accommodating entertaining, intimacy and the potential for a growing family. The goal was to create large integrated indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces without sacrificing a sense of domestic intimacy for the young couple. The design explores the potential for diversity of spatial experience within the constraints of a standard rectilinear city lot. The interior-exterior relationships of the multiple outdoor patios and gardens are formed integrally within the architectural framework, so that the whole site becomes a cohesive living space.
Sectionally, the house is made up of two parts that are connected by a central stair. The first part is two-stories with high ceilings and a roof-deck, the second is three-stories above grade, with moderate ceiling heights, and another story below grade opening onto a sunken courtyard. The open stair is lit from above by skylight, and daylight floods into the interconnected floor spaces as a result of this open vertical stair element.
Light is considered in the house as a means of defining scale and intimacy in the space. This is demonstrated in the main floor Living / Dining Room. South light is filtered through an intimately scaled front window with horizontal wood fins, moderating the direct southern exposure and defining the private realm from the street. A narrow skylight along the length of the main living space provides soft light from above, lending an introspective quality to the otherwise large and open space. The north wall of the room is made up of large glass sliding doors, opening to the rear patio and garden. The large overhang ensures that the light is even and diffuse. The residence is oriented and designed for passive solar usage, and the relationship of windows to their overhangs also maximizes solar gain in the winter, and controls it in the summer.
The construction of a well insulated building envelope, with high quality triple glazing allows this home to maintain a high level of energy efficiency while accommodating large glass areas. A high efficiency heating / cooling system, including air to water heat pump, heat recovery, and in-floor radiant heat, as well as rooftop solar hot water heating was integrated into the design and construction. Planted roof areas establish a connection between the interiors and the gardens on all levels of the house, and also reduce heat reflectance and rainwater runoff.
Landscape design on all levels makes use of native, drought tolerant plant species to minimize water usage. Rainwater harvesting and storage provide water that is required for the landscaping. The approach to the project was very collaborative, and a strong working relationship was established between the architect, client / builder, landscape designer and energy rater. The success of the built project was the result of a shared vision between the professionals involved: to develop a home that integrates strong design and high-end finishing with sustainable building practices, and conscious choice for energy reduction and environmentally preferable products.”
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence

LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence

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LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence
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LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence
LEED Platinum Residence, Kerchum Residence

Photos by: Lucas Finlay, Frits de Vries Architect, Natural Balance Development