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Porch Expands the Living Space

Modern Cape Cod green home earned LEED Gold certification for green features including solar electric, a green roof, and the use of sustainable materials. Construction by Cape Associates. Photos by Michael J Lee. Green architecture by ZeroEnergy Design. www.Zeroenergy.com
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toastr wrote:
What are the exterior panels? - I assume it's not cement board.
   Comment   May 15, 2013
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Yes, it is fiber cement board. Good intuition.
May 15, 2013 at 5:36AM   
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The wooden steps serve a second duty as seating for family gatherings. While we can clearly see some of the sustainable moves made here, I asked Stephanie to tell us some more about other ecologically friendly aspects in the design that we can't see in pictures: "The high performance building envelope consists of spray foam and rigid insulation, which provides an air tight wall free of thermal bridging. The home’s HVAC system provides exceptional performance with a high efficiency condensing boiler and radiant floor heating. Indoor air quality is maintained with an allergen filtration system and a heat recovery ventilator, which provides fresh air but minimizes energy losses by exchanging heat between incoming and outgoing air streams. Finally, the home’s photovoltaic panels offset one-third of the home’s electricity use...thus the home uses 60% less energy than a code-built equivalent home."

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Anna Gordon added this to Exterior
August 10, 2014
Ideabooks181 Questions1 Modern Cape Cod green home earned LEED Gold certification for green features including solar electric, a green roof, and the use of sustainable materials. Construction by Cape Associates. Photos by Michael J Lee. Green architecture by ZeroEnergy Design. www.Zeroenergy.com
svalag added this to svalag's Ideas
December 7, 2013
House material...
Andy Faria added this to andy_faria's ideas
November 26, 2013
buty
jennamelrose added this to Exterior Ideas
November 7, 2013
Love the gravel and wood chips used in the landscaping
vilunov added this to vilunov's Ideas
November 1, 2013
Сочетание крыльца и фасада
elizabethmc added this to Lucas Ln
October 1, 2013
Cedar siding
tdsundberg added this to Outdoors
July 19, 2013
deck steps
pppppppp added this to Green
May 22, 2013
Air filtration n
vinod720 added this to vinod720's Ideas
May 14, 2013
Color
dibrassard added this to dibrassard's Ideas
November 28, 2012
Toit vert
maghanryley added this to Sustainable Design
November 18, 2012
The high performance building envelope consists of spray foam and rigid insulation, which provides an air tight wall free of thermal bridging. The home’s HVAC system provides exceptional performance with a high efficiency condensing boiler and radiant floor heating. Indoor air quality is maintained with an allergen filtration system and a heat recovery ventilator, which provides fresh air but minimizes energy losses by exchanging heat between incoming and outgoing air streams.
lhchase9 added this to lhchase9's ideas
June 2, 2012
cement board
glendypetrich added this to front of house ideas
February 13, 2012
wood feature...walkway across front of house
Cara & Tony SPALLA added this to spallafam's ideas
February 12, 2011
front deck vs porch... open, no railings, walk down
aracely added this to aracely's ideas
December 15, 2010
The use of the bright color adds warmth
John Knox added this to jknox0601's ideas
December 15, 2010
porch, use of color
kittykat added this to kittykat's ideas
November 7, 2010
the wraparound porch steps
K White added this to divabroker's ideas
November 7, 2010
Ditto ... w/covered deck area!
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