Zero Carbon House LEED Certified
Richard Renner Architects doing great architecture job designing zero carbon house which that mean the house is neutral carbon, this zero carbon design has LEED certified. Located at Maine, New England region of the northeastern United States, this zero carbon house has build to tackle a local construction company request which concern about sustainable resident but environment friendly. Actually Wright-Ryan Construction, the local construction company, has beenÂ getting a lot of inquiries about sustainable building Â especially Zero Carbon House with LEED Certified from local people in Maine, and wanted to teach its staff hands-on about sustainable building by building the spec home as a learning experience. Wright-Ryan construction cleared only enough land for construction access and to guarantee good solar exposure for the roof-mounted PV array and solar hot-water system. Native grasses and ferns were used to fill in the disturbed area around the house once finished. For permanent access, Wright-Ryan put in a simple gravel driveway the least intrusive option.
This Zero carbon house garnered LEED ratings for its use of eco aware materials like these locally harvested Dakota Burl cabinet faces in the kitchen cabinets, in-filled with ground-up agricultural waste. The lumber and trim materials were FSC certified. The ceramic-tile flooring contains recycled glass, low-VOC finishes and caulks, and a mechanical ventilation system. But for true zero carbon design, the house also makes electricity on the roof, with a 2-kW, grid-tied solar PV system. A solar hot water heater, comprising three 30 tube evacuated-tube solar collectors on the other side makes hot water for the house and for the radiant flooring. -via-