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Living Green Roof with Solar Panels

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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Can you tell me what siding material was used and what stain?
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Custom shiplapped cedar boards, left to silver naturally, no stain.
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The solar electric system is set on a flat roof with an angled racking system, and has two rows of panel set behind each other, for a total of approximately 2.5kW. Initial estimates put the production at about on third of the homes requirements, but it has actually been producing closer to half. Also on the roof are 2 solar thermal panels which provide a majority of the domestic hot water for the home.
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What color is on.. - The fiber cement board?
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Complement with wilder plantings. Not all landscapes for modern houses have to be composed of large amounts of hardscape. The advent of prairie-style plantings and perennial meadows has given us the opportunity to create reasonably low-maintenance planting schemes that complement modern architecture. Here we see a green roof that has a wonderful mixture of plants yet blends seamlessly with the building that it is part of.

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