Green Home Features Passive Cooling & Automation
Jetson Green writes about this green home designed by the architectural firm LPA (for the president of the company), and it was recently featured in Architectural Record. Three sides of the house wrap around a courtyard/pool-area. The pocket glass and screen doors open up to the solar-heated pool area (Suntrek). The entire house was designed for efficient natural lighting, including a mostly windowless eastern orientation, an extended roof overhang on the southwestern side, an insulated, translucent skylight in the main room (Kalwall Skylight), and mechanical sunshades in every room (Lutron).
The house is powered almost completely by the 5.3 KW building integrated photovoltaics (Solar Integrated Technologies). Also, the carpet tiles (Interface FLOR) and floor (Terrazzo) are both made with recycled content. Of course, the paint is non-VOC, Eco-shield paint (Dunn Edwards).
An interesting example of a luxurious home with plenty of green attributes.
:: Jetson Green