LEED, Silver, USGBC, Sparana Mooney, Utah, Emigration Canyon Residence, Daylighting, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, corten steel, recycled materials, skylights, in-floor radiant heating, Utah

The board-framed and concrete home is clad in textured steel shingles that will weather well in this rather inhospitable environment. A 30 foot operable wall opens out into an outdoor room overlooking the canyon, in-floor radiant heating keeps the place warn in winter, and solatube skylights pump all kinds of daylighting inside.

Very little excavation was conducted in order to build the home, which helps to preserve the spectacular surroundings, including a host of native oak trees. Finally, only indigenous, drought-resistant plant species were used to landscape the garden, which minimizes watering and supports biodiversity.

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