Detailed Site Analysis to study the site. Views, wind patterns, seasonal sun angles, and other micro climate features are all factored into the design.
Potable Water Purification System, harvested rainwater is cleaned and purified through a multistep treatment system to provide potable water demands for the property.
Control room for the PV system including batter backup.
PV array and battery backup provide for 100% power needs at the property
Local natural materials as used when possible. Local, FSC Ohia poles and lava rocks for walls are shown here.
Water Conservation Features include ultra-low flow toilets and EPA Water sense faucets
Energy Conservation Features include solar water heater. Water Management includes controlling surface flow of storm water through the property and into a storage swell where the water can be used or will recharge back into the groundwater system.
Mechanical Assist for Natural Ventilation, Big Ass Fans were used to provide cost effective energy efficient ventilation on days when there is minimal natural winds.
Natural Clay Plaster…..will write more later
Natural Materials include: Local FSC wood for cabinets, pebble flooring, natural clay plaster on walls.
Whole House Fan in attic to provide mechanical assistance to this naturally ventilated house with no air conditioning