Jacobson Residence, net zero home, Stanford University, steel frame, Stanford University, California, post-and-beam system, green architecture, polyurethane foam

Thanks to the off-site manufacturing process, the house is easy to outfit with all the electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation systems, which can be inserted into precut openings. An air-tight envelope ensures stable interior temperatures, with insulation panels clipped into place between steel columns and polyurethane foam insulation.

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Jacobson Residence, net zero home, Stanford University, steel frame, Stanford University, California, post-and-beam system, green architecture, polyurethane foam

The Jacobson Residence is only the beginning for BONE Structure. The firm plans to replicate the concept and build 50 new homes in California in 2016. Meanwhile, if you’re interested in visiting the Stanford house, the property will be available for tour on June, 24, 25 and 26.

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