Mountain Modern Sustainable Home – Colorado

by Sean O'Hara on June 3, 2016

Mountain Modern Sustainable Home – Colorado

Mountain Modern Rear Right

The Mountain Modern Residence is a proposed speculative residence demonstrating EVstudio’s full understanding of green systems, design and technologies. It is a prototype design that the client wishes to reproduce at a normal market price point. The client is currently looking for the first piece of vacant land.

Modern Sustainable Plan View From North

Core Sustainable Concepts Outline:

  • Smaller footprint with open floor plan & compact shape
  • Structural Insulated Panels construction above grade
  • Insulated Concrete Forms for foundation and slab concrete floors with in-floor radiant
  • Spray in Foam insulation (wherever necessary)
  • Resource efficient structural elements
  • Passive solar design with southern exposure
  • Glass ratios LEED = North-South glazing 50% higher than East-West glazing
  • Winter (single) low-e windows on South exposures
  • Double low-e windows on North, East and West exposures
  • Well designed overhangs for shading
  • Thermal chimney for active or passive convection loop in chimney with duct controls
  • Compost capability and Built-in Recycle centers in kitchen and garage / sorting space
  • Natural daylighting with windows in every room
  • Kalwall translucent insulating panel on select windows, R-20 at 2-3/4” thickness
  • Natural ventilation with operable windows
  • Natural cooling (air intake through or past vegetation)
  • Natural cooling (air intake from north side at mechanical mezzanine)
  • Airlock entry with contamination control @ entry
  • Detached garage (unconditioned) for contaminant control and energy efficiency
  • Southern exposure w/ 4:12 roof for PV systems with 800 kWh (avg. 1900 s.f. home)
  • Geothermal system on certain sites otherwise High-efficiency boiler as primary heat
  • All high performing appliances
  • Low-flow fixtures including dual flush toilets
  • Ultra-high performance glazing
  • Air-Air heat exchanger for ventilation requirements with HRV system in mezzanine
  • Heat recovery system on Domestic Hot Water
  • Energy efficient lighting system
  • Low VOC / Odors / Emissions for all interior materials & finishes
  • Durability planning

Modern Sustainable Interior From Great Room

Modern Sustainable Interior From Entry

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