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OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Marketable-Home

17%

21%

10%

28%

17%

3%

3%

(This house reported 29 resource efficient features.
Percentages above indicate the distribution of features and total 100%)

GOALS

  • To accomodate an extended family by renovating an existing home.
  • To incorporate the Owners' sensitivity to environmental issues into design decisions.
After Renovations

HOME DETAILS

  • Location: Arlington, Virginia
  • Climate Zone: Mixed-Humid
  • Type of Project: Renovation
  • Home Completed: 2006
  • Setting: urban
  • Energy Source: - natural gas - grid electric
  • Layout: Single-Family; 5 bedroom; Attached garage
  • Lot Size: 17460 sqft
  • Square Footage: 2500
  • Sales Market: Middle-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: $ 225.00

PRIMARY CONTACT

David Peabody, AIA
Peabody Architects
- Developer - Designer

Website:
Phone: (703) 684-1986
Email: david@greenhaus.org

Note
Peabody Architects specializes in the design of new houses, alterations and additions. Fine design and sustainability create comfortable and durable homes that consume less energy and are filled with non-toxic, recycled materials.

HOME AWARDS/CERTIFICATIONS

  • Arlington Green Home Choice Program      2006

SPECIAL INFORMATION

This home is a worthy example of what can be accomplished in a resource efficient manner with planning and persistence. The design and construction team created a larger space (addition / renovation size: 2500 sq. ft.) while maintaining the existing urban footprint and character of the neighborhood. Materials were salvaged and reused rather than disposed as waste. Even with the limitations of the existing location and orientation, daylighting strategies opened and brightened the home. A unique flat green roof system provided solar gain from the southern exposure while adhering to the community's vision for managing storm water and reducing heat island effects. Energy efficiency was incorporated throughout the construction and product choices. Overall, this home will provide the additional space requirements for an extended family while gaining environmental benefits throughout the lifetime of the home.

Brightly lit kitchen with durable surfaces and efficient appliances

Green roof outside second-story master bedroom

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