Our Homes Are Designed for Comfort & Efficiency
South roof is enlarged, maximizing space for solar panels, powering house, electric cars & grid.
Fresh, filtered outdoor air constantly circulated. Fully oxygenated people feel sharp. 95% outgoing heat in ventilation air retained by heat recovery.
Triple-pane windows, mostly facing south, shaded by eaves & porches. East & west windows are fewer as summer overheating is problematic. Low-angle winter sun heats house.
Radiant heat comes from concrete slab in winter. Also, heated or air-conditioned air on demand.
Concrete slab-on-grade foundation insulated with foam underneath. Insulated concrete wall forms.
Walls and roof made of thick structural insulated panels (SIPs) for extreme insulation & air tightness.
The kitchen faces east for sunrise, the dining area faces west for sunset, and darker northwest rooms are used for sleeping and screen use.
Post & beam structure allows bedrooms to be easily installed (or removed) as family changes.
Zero-energy doesn’t happen by accident.
Achieving a design goal as ambitious as zero-energy doesn’t happen by accident. Every aspect of the home’s design must be optimized, and every construction detail executed flawlessly. We’ve built dozens of net-zero homes and have refined our design and building practices along the way.