Eco Home | Kalamazoo, Michigan
Located on sixty three forested acres, this project is an example of green self-sufficient living. This ranch home's orientation is optimized for solar control. A center two-story space is the pivot point for the homes flow, a natural daylighting atrium and the source of the homes natural ventilation.
The homeowners wish to show interested people how to live greener by example; living in a highly walkable community, dwelling in high efficiency housing, enjoying site grown and locally produced food, and using efficient transportation. They have the potential to subdivide the site into a series of buildable lots to create their own eco development.
+ GREEN FEATURES
Prewired and preplumbed for future solar PV and solar thermal panels
‘Finnish’ counterflow high mass fireplace with integral stove
Extensive low V.O.C. adhesives and finishes
Soy based foam perimeter insulation
HRV air-to-air heat exchangers
Natural stack effect ventilation
Cement fiberboard siding
Water tube thermal mass
Zoned radiant floors