30 Jan '18, 2am

The Barn Gallery Sustainable Design — Northwest EcoBuilding Guild https://t.co/fYJNbOAnb1

The Barn Gallery Sustainable Design — Northwest EcoBuilding Guild https://t.co/fYJNbOAnb1

Limited budgets, and limited resources of an island location, coupled with strict design criteria, drove the design process and product choices. These criteria included “deconstruction” of the ’70’s era 2-story house while retaining the original foot print; SIPs construction, automated LED lighting control with a centralized driver panel, on-line energy monitoring, HRV & heat pump technologies, rainwater catchment, and using reclaimed wood and metal elements. The result is a tight, energy efficient house combining the very best of old and new. Collection and filtration of rain water, and a focus on natural landscaping are integral parts of the Barn Gallery sustainable design philosophy. The rain garden functions as a natural filtration system for stormwater runoff headed to the channel below, and is one of the most talked-about features. The siding planks are from the floo...

Full article: http://www.ecobuilding.org/green-building/project-spotlig...

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