• 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
  • Lower level of house dug into hillside provide natural setting & decreases heat loss
  • 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 - lower floor floor
    • Lite-weight concrete radiant heated floor under wood and tile finishes on main level
    • Interior stone finishes in great room
  • Natural wood cabinets & countertop and wood natural finish thru out house
  • Durable exterior finishes – cedar shingles and painted cement-fiber siding
  • Southern deck on main level and porch on lower level expand living space
  • Structure-Insulated-Panel roof and open-cell spray foam at roof truss decreases air infiltration
  • Duel-flow low water usage toilets
  • Wired for Solar Collectors located on south roof slope in the future
  • Separation of Garage from House prevents garage smells from infiltrating into house