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Laramie County Community College Green Build



OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Demonstration-Home
Marketable-Home

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(This house reported 22 resource efficient features.
Percentages above indicate the distribution of features and total 100%)

GOALS

  • To build an energy efficient home designed for the local climate and aesthetically pleasing to the current market.
  • To educate students while teaching the community of builders, buyers and politicians of the practicality of using energy-efficient technology and design.
  • To make conventional stick-built houses extinct.
North side of home and solar panels on dual axis sun tracker mount.

HOME DETAILS

  • Location: Laramie, Wyoming
  • Climate Zone: Cold
  • Type of Project: New Construction
  • Home Completed: 2006
  • Setting: suburban
  • Energy Source: - solar - grid electric
  • Layout: Single-Family; 3 bedroom; Attached garage
  • Lot Size: 7000 sqft
  • Square Footage: 2400
  • Sales Market: Middle-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: Unknown

PRIMARY CONTACT

Tim Nyquist, Instructor
Laramie County Community College/Construction Tech
- Builder - Designer

Website:
Phone: (307) 760-4646

Note
A national award winning program that offers hands-on construction using current building codes under a licensed contractor.

HOME AWARDS/CERTIFICATIONS

  • Home Energy Rating System (HERS)   HERS Score = 34 (0 no energy - 130 typical hom   01/2008

SPECIAL INFORMATION

This home was built by the students with the Laramie County Community College, Albany County campus during an 11-month construction program. It is the fourth house completed since the program began three years ago. Each home has been more energy-efficient than the last and included more "green" choices. Students are led by instructors John Ely and Tim Nyquist, who also designed the home.

This home includes solar photovoltaic electricity and hot water, a unique heat sink combined with a radiant floor system, and innovative daylighting design combined with a well-insulated and tight building envelope.

Window design and placement for enhanced daylight harvesting

Radiant floor tubing

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