Modern home design - decor ideas: Zero Energy Design
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Showing posts with label Zero Energy Design. Show all posts

Truro Residence with Renewable Energy

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Truro Residence with Renewable Energy
truro residence with renewable energy
Renewable energy implemented in home design is certainly a form of human wisdom to appreciate nature and to minimize the influence of the environmental damage where the home is domiciled.

This is one example of a home that is often the subject of discussion because it is environmentally friendly. This house was built by the great architect Zeroenergy one who cultivate the development of modern and environmentally friendly. This house is called the Truro Residence, yes indeed located in Truro , Massachusetts. Many advantages of this house , in this case is that this house has a facility that is capable of supporting the adequacy of the need for energy , as very efficient .In general, the concept is applied to reduce the cost of energy is composed of two types, active and passive energy design. This home design also implements both the passive and active .Through some photographs by Eric Roth Photography shows that this house could save lighting with the use of large size glass. With a large glass, the beauty of any home interior can be seen from the outside as well as at the same moment was able to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the house so that adds to the comfort inside the house .On the other hand, some active energy sources are also added to support the housing needs in an efficient, at least composed of solar cell, geothermal heating and cooling system. Renewable Energy is a simple to be done, it even has much wisdom to us all, nature, and our wallets.
landscape and beach home phanorama

solar power roof renewable energy

large glass window

large glass and wood flooringcozy interior with glass passive light

cozy kitchen design

cozy kitchen design

cozy living and family room

cozy living and family room with natural lightcozy dining room with natural lighting

interior idea

cozy bed room design with natural light

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Living room with natural lighting and view

Kitchen with natural lighting

home design plan of truro residence

site design plan of truro residence

Modern Architecture - Passive House Retreat

Sunday, September 22, 2013
Modern Architecture - Passive House Retreat
Passive House Retreat is located in New England has modernly designed by architect based in Boston, ZED (Zero Energy Design). This modern house that stood on the area of 1200 sq feet has received various certifications which include LEED GOLD, Energy Star, and Passive House Standard. This home suitable for families with kids has been equipped with friendly energy features and has considered the use of healthy materials.

Architecture by Stephanie T Horowitz AIA
Construction provided by Aedi Construction, Waltham MA.
Landscape Design by Nilsen Landscape Desig
Kitchen by Poggenpohl
Furniture by Addo Novo 
Photograph by Greg Premru


Passive House Retreat, New England by ZED:

"This private retreat and vacation residence located in a beautiful community on the New England coast features high performance and efficient use of space in a small package. The client sought a two bedroom, two bath home that was right sized for their family - nothing more, nothing less.  They also had a goal of minimizing the home's energy use.


A sleek, simple, gable roofed structure was designed and proposed with the Passive House standard, which is a building performance standard that yields an extremely low-energy home. A combination of exceptional insulation, air sealing, high performance windows, and solar gain reduces the space conditioning requirements to a mere fraction of a typical home, and uses only a very small heating system. The clients, whose extended families owned large, drafty, energy inefficient homes, immediately latched onto the Passive House standard for both the energy savings and the increased comfort.  They looked forward to a space with no wintertime drafts and very constant temperature throughout the home.


The gable form the home was planned as the defining aesthetic feature. Its iconic shape and playful red color is carried from the eastern exterior red gable, through to the interior kitchen wall, to the living space, and back outside to the opposite western exterior gable end. Inside, a clean fresh look is achieved with minimal trim, simple polished concrete floors, and careful glazing selection.


The layout was designed around the client's planned use.  The bedrooms are located at either end of the home and receive either morning or afternoon light.  The open floor plan of the living and dining space features a dining nook that bumps out of the southern side of the space.  Since family and friends often visit, the nook is large enough to sit the family and all their guests. The client also expressed their love of baths.  This was addressed by including a dedicated sun-filled tub room in the southeast corner of the home adjacent to the master bath.
Despite the modest footprint, the home addresses all of the client's needs using efficient space planning, plus features storage space and a loft area above.  With a ladder leading up, the loft provides the children with their own private place to spend time away from the adults.


The generous amount of south-facing windows maximize solar heat gain in the winter, using the polished concrete floor to absorb the heat and re-radiate it into the space. The north-facing high performance glass door opens up to the agrarian view out over abutting farm lands, seamlessly connecting the interior living space with the exterior patio.
High R-values in the home, including true R-40 walls, R-50 slab, R-60 roof, U-Value: 0.13 windows, and exceptional air sealing mean that only about one-tenth of the energy is needed for heating when compared to the requirements of a conventionally constructed home. In addition to the very small heating system, the house also incorporates a heat recovery ventilator to maintain excellent indoor air quality with minimal energy expense."