• Solar Orientation and Natural Cooling massing design
    • Interior thermal mass and Southern windows help naturally heat house in the winter
    • Interior thermal mass and high window ventilate the interior, cooling the house during summer
    • Southern window overhangs block summer sun from entering house during summer
  • Main level of house bermed on north and west
  • Multi-use open plan design
  • High thermal mass interior building systems
    • Recycled ICF exterior wall system - Faswall - made from recycled wood shipping pallets
    • Insulated radiant heated slab on grade
    • Lite-weight concrete radiant heated floor under wood and tile finishes on upper level
  • Durable exterior finishes – tinted cement stucco and stained cement-fiber siding
  • Southern patio expands living space
  • Structure-Insulated-Panel roof and open-cell spray foam at roof truss and wood frame south walls decreases air infiltration
  • Duel-flow low water usage toilets and low energy lighting