Trout farm complex

Passive Solar | Off-grid Residence

One of the keys to this scale of planning and design is the concept of watershed. This site contains part of four internested watersheds. The largest is the Salinas River Watershed. The smallest, The Trout Farm Watershed, is almost totally contained on the project site.

GREEN BUILDING FEATURES INCLUDE:

-South facing windows are heat accepting low-e for passive solar heating with optimized overhangs & wing walls for solar control.

-North, west & east windows are heat rejecting low-e for passive solar cooling.

-Thermal mass in trombe walls (block and water tanks), concrete floors with exposed aggregate, interior plaster and tile floors

-Insulating shades for controlling daylight & glare.

-Compact fluorescent light bulbs for all electric lighting.

-Energy-efficient Sun Frost refrigerator.

-Use of dead trees milled on site that were killed by the fire for most timber including:

Sargent Cypress & Douglas Fir for structure

Coulter Pine for ceilings

White Alder for cabinets & trim

Client: Individual

Completion:

Project Type: Custom Residential

Architects: Ken Haggard, Polly Cooper

Exterior Design

Passive solar, off-grid residence with solar hot water and solar electricity production.

Interior Design

Thermal mass in trombe walls (block and water tanks), concrete floors with exposed aggregate, interior plaster and tile floors

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