New Leaf Inn
Passive Solar Straw Bale Residence
” I think our first year’s electric bill was $12, it is a good house, we used the back-up heaters once during the freeze last winter and haven’t really needed the ceiling fans during the summer; we understand how the thermal mass works to keep us cool in the summer and warm in the winter!”
GREEN BUILDING FEATURES INCLUDE:
-Passive solar design for natural ventilation, passive heating and cooling and daylighting.
-Straw bale construction to conserve resources and divert waste.
-Reclaimed douglas fir for light soffits and salvaged/ reclaimed doors.
-Bamboo flooring, american clay plaster interior finish.
-High recycled content tiles and countertops.
-Photovoltaic (PV) solar electric array provides clean renewable energy to the site.
Completion: April 2006
Project Type: Custom Residential
Architects: Ken Haggard, Polly Cooper
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