The ECO2 House
Greentech and F5 Design/Architecture are currently designing a small high-performance eco-house for construction on Poplar Court at the very special Evans Farm (1) New Urbanism community in Lewis Center. It will be a ranch style structure where everything needed for daily living will be on the main floor, all-electric (no fossil fuels), solar, and utilize highly efficient HVAC and appliances.
We think about this project as ECO2 because it will create an efficient home AND an affordable home, that is, ECOlogically sound and ECOnomically sound. We think this is important to build all homes to this standard as we move into a challenging environmental near-future where we will all have to do much more to reduce global warming and energy consumption.
Interested? Call us to discuss the project.
Work at the Legacy House is just finishing up. Its owners wanted to create a home that would be practical in a changed environment, where reduced energy consumption and fossil fuel carbon emissions are of very great importance.
The Department of Energy certified Zero Energy Ready all-electric Legacy House at Evans Farm in Lewis Center, Ohio had a June 2019 AEP electric bill of $9.50, thanks to its 7.2kW solar panel array and a super-tight SIP envelope.
The foundation for the Legacy House with Superior Foundation Walls and an insulated sub-slab ready for the concrete pour.
Raising the Legacy House’s SIP walls.
New Albany House
We saved an existing small ranch home and greatly expanded it by adding a much larger structure on a Superior Wall basement, including an 1880’s timber frame.
Front view of the new SIPS section.
Great room fireplace.
Interior view looking down from the loft above the kitchen.
Interior view of the 1882 timber frame.
Walkout basement leading to the pool.
Spiral staircase in the home’s silo.