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Green House Comes to Life
March 12, 2011, 10:06 pm
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Architect David Hansen’s Garden House has been completed.  The 2,000 square foot house, including 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, was furnished with many Ultra-Green features.  The Garden House is located in St. George, Utah, within St. George’s Residential City Center District.  The site was chosen for its proximity to the downtown area, the large shade-providing trees for protection from the summer sun, and its solar access to the southeastern sun.

“The home is configured and plumbed to support a future on-site photovoltaic system and or Solar Hot Water collection and is eligible to participate in the cities Sun Smart Green energy program.  The home has been carefully designed from the ground up to take “passive” advantage of available on-site solar, shading, and ventilation and natural lighting opportunities. Building overhangs, skylights, windows, insulation and mass walls have been orchestrated for maximum performance.”
The green features of this house are remarkable.  They include Energy Star windows and kitchen appliances, renewable wall and ceiling materials, renewable bamboo cabinets, an energy-efficient LED lighting system, tank-less gas water heating system, large wall design and exposed floors to assist with heating and cooling, and recycled composite countertops.  Other neat sustainable aspects of the house are the on-site retention of stormwater, the rainwater collection and storage system, and an in-house recycling center.

For images of this amazingly sustainable house, click here.

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