Restorative Lake Home

Crested Butte, CO

This residence in Crested Butte, CO is a climate-resilient, all-electric, net-zero home. Annually, it will use as much energy as it produces on its rooftop PV solar panels. Heating, cooling, ventilation, cooking, washing drying, etc, will all be fossil-fuel free. The performance of the building replies upon high performance climate-appropriate levels of insulation and air-tightness. The majority of the insulation is on the outside of the structure making better use of valuable floor area which is particularly important if building in areas where floor space is restricted, such as urban lots. The thick insulation keeps the house warm in winter and cool in the summer just like a thermos or cooler. This approach reduces the energy required HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) but also lowers the initial size and cost of the systems. The HVAC systems provide constant, fresh, filtered, conditioned air while monitoring for any contaminants. The insulation is predominantly made up of recycled paper [cellulose] which sequesters carbon and removes paper from the waster stream. Furthermore, if you are considering home improvements related to insulation, you can explore https://loftinsulationcontractors.co.uk/ for expert assistance in enhancing the energy efficiency and sustainability of your home. Additionally, if your potential home needs any AC repair work, we can help you find reliable service providers for that as well. Reduction or elimination of common impactful/toxic building materials was a high priority. There are multiple benefits to underfloor heating installation London such as; sound reduction, resiliency, , comfort, and interior environment control [indoor air quality] in a time of world wide pandemics, pollution and forest fires. Health and comfort basically. The existing concrete foundation was reused and toxic materials such as spray foams avoided. This focus enabled the project to have a low carbon and environmental profile.The home is very resilient and designed to be climate-change proof. It will be ready for off grid operation in the event of a power outage.

   Technologies:

    • High Performance build
    • Cellulose insulation
    • High performance windows
    • Non-Toxic Finishes
    • Striving for Net Zero

 

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