Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Modern Transformation

The project drawings are nearly complete at this point. The little Cape Cod is set to be transformed into a Modern home. As a homage to the existing house, the base of the new house will be cement lap board painted white. The upper level will be a corrugated metal siding. Adjacent to some of the windows will be brightly colored panels.
Some of the sustainable strategies to be used are:
  • Photovoltaic Panels (roof mounted)
  • Solar Hot Water System
  • Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (pending City approval)
  • Green Roof
  • Energy efficient envelope
  • Recycling and reuse of materials
  • Energy Star appliances and water saving fixtures
  • Healthy materials and indoor air quality
  • Will meet Minnesota GreenStar Guidelines

Schedule: We are on track to begin construction mid-December.

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