Monday, April 29, 2013

Goal 4 - Photovoltaics

  • Goal 4 - Design the house to incorporate photovoltaic modules
  •  Roof design maximizes exposure to sunlight for photovoltaics

Monday, April 22, 2013

Goal 3 - Rainwater Collection

  • Goal 3 - Collect rainwater for household use
  • Roof design simplifies collection of rainwater
  • LEED credit for impermeable site
    • SS4.1 Permeable Lot
      • RainShine House built site characteristics:
      • SA   Site area                                          15,747.0 sq.ft.
      • ISS   Impermeable site surfaces               397.5 sq. ft.      (exclusive of areas under roof)
      • VL   Vegetative landscape                  15,369.5 sq. ft.      (vegetative landscape)
      •  97.6%  Is collected or Permeable
      • 2.4% Is impermeable, 100% of all RainShine House impermeable site surfaces (Iss) are designed to direct all runoff toward permanent infiltration features (see site plan).

Monday, April 15, 2013

Goal 2 - Natural Ventilation

  • Goal 2 - Extend the times of the year when the house can use natural ventilation instead of heating and cooling
  • Stack effect with operable clerestory windows
  • Thru house ventilation
  • LEED Innovation Credit : 
    • EA 1.2 Innovation in Architecture - Natural Ventaiation and Cooling
      • Documentation and Verification: In the primary living areas natural ventilation is achieved as follows:
      • Over 12% in operable window area/conditioned floor area in the Master Bedroom in addition to a pair of screened French doors to a covered deck.
      • Over 12% operable area/conditioned floor area in the remaining primary living areas (Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Bed Rooms).  Operable area achieved through inclusion of one door to the Living Area to the Screened Porch.
      • At least two windows in each room, on opposite or adjacent walls.
      • Insect screens installed on all operable windows.
      • Ceiling fans in all primary living areas.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Goal 1 - Sunlight

  • Goal 1 - Bring as much winter sunlight as possible into the house to counter the owner’s Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Excellent southern exposure
  • A neighborhood of mature trees