ICF Green HomeCraftsman Dining Room, Miami
The overall goal of this project was to build a house that was congruent with Fairhope's traditional cottage-style designs and was structurally certified to withstand a Category 5 Hurricane. The owners also wanted to incorporate the most energy efficient HVAC, lighting and appliances available in order to have a truly energy efficient home. In addition to the reclaimed pine from the lot, the floors throughout the house and upstairs garage apartment are 1850 heart pine reclaimed from beams from a Kentucky textile mill and were milled locally. The finished home has exceeded the design and energy efficiency goals. The 3200 sq. ft. home averages less than $100 per month in electricity costs. In addition, the home and garage have a 20KW GE natural gas generator that provides full operation in the event of any power outage.