Scott Wilson Architect, LLC was recently honored at the 2012 QR Master Design Awards for a home designed as a speculative project for Mossy Ridge Construction.
The home has been certified by the Energy Star program and is completing the certification process for EarthCraft Institute certification. Both of these programs acknowledge leadership in sustainable (Green) design and construction.
I’ve always felt that green design can coexist with traditional design and this project proves the point!
The home features sustainable strategies covered in my previous blog about historical green design, such as preservation of existing trees and wide overhangs to provide sun control. Natural light from windows in every room (including the master closet) reduce the need for artificial lighting and also provide cross ventilation that reduces the energy needed to heat and cool the home.
The remodeled home maintains its historic character and continues to reinforce the arts and crafts style of the surrounding neighborhood.
The new deck was built around the existing trees to both preserve them and utilize them for sun control. The rear yard becomes an extension of the home via the deck and generous use of windows and doors for access and views.
Natural light from the stairwell brightens the hall to the Master Suite.
This project proves that you can build sustainable whether you like a modern or a traditional feel, and that you can preserve our architectural heritage without compromising comfort or performance.