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Net Zero BARNagain Uses Reclaimed Barn Wood to Achieve LEED Platinum

Net Zero BARNagain Uses Reclaimed Barn Wood to Achieve LEED Platinum

Net Zero BARNagain Uses Reclaimed Barn Wood to Achieve LEED Platinum By LYNNE OCONNOR on Aug. 27, 2013 | Topics: Materials | 0 Comments Dubbed BARNagain, this LEED Platinum-certified home was designed by Rick Hauser of In.Site:Architecture to meet the client’s request for an energy-efficient house that utilized materials from a deteriorating barn for its structure and skin. The main structural elements of the home were built using timber frames, while reclaimed barn siding served as the exterior skin. Salvaged barn framing was also used for flooring, ceilings, drywall, and decking. Hydronic radiant heat is provided by a geothermal heat pump system. The slap has been insulated to R-20 while the building’s north side is protected from heat loss and noise intrusion by a four-foot high earth berm and an insulated concrete form wall. R-37 spray foam insulations fills the remain...

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