31 May '12, 9pm

Case Study on Net Zero Energy Home in Boulder, Colorado | Green Building - Building the Future with Intention #NZEH

Case Study on Net Zero Energy Home in Boulder, Colorado Design Specifications Designer: Michael Kracauer, architect General Contractor: Morningstar Homes Home Features Design + Planning Net Zero and Carbon Neutral Deconstruction of the prior house – 91% landfill diversion Passive-solar and natural daylighting throughout house Thermal mass stone wall at center of house Foundation ICF with 30% Fly-ash Framing Formaldehyde-free engineered lumber framing including all vertical studs Windows and Doors Super-high performance, fiberglass frame windows by Alpen w/Cardinal 366 Low-E glass (U-24) Smart Hybrid Lighting including skylights and solartubes, skylight super-insulated Aero-gel (R-20) Several doors have been custom-designed with a pattern derived from the floor-plan of the house Plumbing First Grey-water system ever permitted in the city of Boulder, invented by homeowner’s ...

Full article: http://www.greenbuilding.com/zero-energy-homes/case-study...

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