Green features include:

  • Natural daylighting using exterior sliding doors and interior glass partitions

                             

  • Reclaimed, salvaged and used wood
  • Super insulated shell with 2” closed cell urethane foam and 6” to 8” recycled dense pack cellulose sprayed insulation.
  • Locally sourced natural materials: hemlock siding, quarried mica schist floor tiles and paving stones, red oak flooring harvested from building footprint.                                              

                         

                               

  • Energy efficient rehabilitation of small existing timber frame structure with an addition whose natural materials blend into regional context

                           

  • Pocket doors and movable walls make space adaptable and multi-purpose
  • Heavy emphasis on recycled materials

                                         

  • Photovoltaic panels and passive solar design with stone floor and counters as thermal storage

                                

                                                                                                                   

  • Edible landscape: organic vegetable, herb and fruit garden instead of front lawn90% preservation of the habitat and natural vegetation in a non-disturbance zone100% water permeable paving

                  

  • Bio swales, buffer zone and rain garden designed to capture run off

  • Rainwater harvesting with cistern used for garden irrigationWater features such as rain chain and runnels become art objects in the landscape

                                               

  • Vegetated green roof mitigates heating and cooling costs Environmental land art by participating artists