Straw Bale Net Zero

Straw Bale Net Zero

• description… This house is designed to produce at least as much energy as will be used in the house each year, including charging for their electric car, providing a true Net Zero Energy residence. The
shape of the house is designed with two wings echoing a Red Tail Hawk, with the pivot point providing a special space we call the Red Tail Perch, since this bird has special meaning to our client. Main
floor living with a gracious and open central living space is linked to the lower level with a stair that wraps around a space that is designed for a future elevator if they should need.

• location… Genesee, Colorado

• sustainability… Ground source heat pump, straw bale north wall, Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) using no polystyrene, passive solar design, high levels of insulation, tight construction, healthy
materials, and a roof-mounted 10kw photovoltaic system.

• credits… structural engineer: Malouff Engineering // contractor: Kinsman Construction