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* Residential Architecture: Green Concept Home by Modus V Studio Architects

Posted by the editors on Monday, 2 July 2012

Residential Architecture: Green Concept Home by Modus V Studio Architects: “..The “Green Concept Home” is a two-story single-family residence located in Bellevue, Washington..The project aims to build an environmentally friendly and sustainable home that moves our society towards more sustainable living. The house implemented many concepts of green designs – including structural insulated panels (SIPs), rainwater harvesting system, solar hot water heater, tankless hot water heater, heat recovery ventilator, radiant floor heating, solar orientation, Energy Star appliances, Energy Star metal roof, Energy Star windows, low-flow water fixtures, no VOCs paints, renewable and environmentally friendly materials and drought-tolerant landscaping. Our goal is to minimize energy and water usage, maximize the comfort for the residents and to create a holistic and sustainable way of life..Special care was also taken during construction to minimize waste and to recycle majority of the waste. The waste was sent to a local recycling facility with a 95%+ diversion rate..Throughout the project’s preparation, we have done intensive research and cost comparison, striving to make going green as affordable as possible without sacrificing functionality, comfort and style..Another goal of this project is about sharing information and lessons we have learned. Throughout our research, design, preparation and construction, we have documented information collected and lessons learned on our project website http://www.greenconcepthome.com. We have also arranged free educational public tours during construction. By doing so, we hope to increase public awareness on green building..”  Commendable intentions..

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image: © Millie Leung; “Green Concept Home / Modus V Studio Architects” 16 May 2011. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/135212&gt;

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