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Geothermally-Heated EHA Family Residence is a Rustic Mountain Retreat in Wyoming
Posted By Tafline Laylin On December 24, 2012 @ 9:38 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,clean tech,energy efficiency,Environment,Gallery,Innovation | No Comments
If you dream of living at the foot of a beautiful mountain out in the countryside, then you might want to check out the EHA residence in Wyoming. Designed by Ward + Blake Architects to rise above the water table and avoid mold, this gorgeous home is heated and cooled geothermally to save energy. Comprised of a barn, main home and guest quarters, this enviable retreat nonetheless manages to keep its carbon footprint relatively low thanks to a series of responsible material choices.
Whilst undoubtedly a luxury home that is out of reach for most people, the EHA residence in Wyoming was constructed as a low-energy home built sustainably. Almost all of the siding is comprised of recycled materials  and all new timber used is treated to ensure longevity and low maintenance. Additionally, renewable bamboo furnishings  have been used throughout the interior, including the ceiling.
A closed loop geothermal pump keeps the house cool in summer and warm in winter and what energy is used is conserved thanks to rigorous insulation and low energy lighting. LED lights  are implemented in most public areas, while halogen has been used elsewhere. Corten steel  was used for the roofing and fascia details, further ensuring that the home has a light footprint over its entire lifetime. We don’t know about you, but we’re ready to call over and ask if the guest house is free?
Via Plataforma Arquitectura 
Photos © Roger Wade Studios
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 recycled materials: http://inhabitat.com/tag/recycled-materials/
 renewable bamboo furnishings: http://inhabitat.com/bamboo-wing-is-a-sculptural-vietnamese-restaurant-immersed-in-water/
 LED lights: http://inhabitat.com/tag/led-lights/
 Corten steel: http://inhabitat.com/tag/corten-steel/
 + Ward + Blake Architects: http://www.wardblakearchitects.com
 Plataforma Arquitectura: http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2012/12/24/resiencia-familiar-eha-ward-blake-architects/
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