25 May '15, 4pm

A 160-acre plot in Petaluma, CA gets raised by the barn-shaped Hupomone Ranch home #architecture #greenbuilding

A 160-acre plot in Petaluma, CA gets raised by the barn-shaped Hupomone Ranch home #architecture #greenbuilding

The unobtrusive engineering gives the home, wrapped in simple cedar siding, incredible energy efficiency, exceeding Title 24 (the California Energy Code) by more than 50%. After analyzing a year of data, Haesloop found the home hit the 98 percentile of the 2030 challenge, meaning it’s 98% below average consumption for homes in the region. The glass wall and sliding doors lead to a backyard, outdoor dining space with a fire pit, pizza oven, and a pool house, all ringed with wooden furniture and tables hewn from eucalyptus trees that used to dot the property. An angular pool house designed by Haesloop boasting a rooftop solar array adds to both the enjoyment of indoor-outdoor living and home energy efficiency. “In California, as opposed to other parts of the country, there’s such a benign climate,” Haesloop says. “The nights get cool and the days can heat up, but if you calc...

Full article: http://gbdmagazine.com/2015/a-rural-silhouette/

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