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Brad Pitt Recruits Frank Gehry to Design Sustainable, Two-Family Home For Make It Right in New Orleans
The entrance to each of the homes opens into an eat-in kitchen and living space equipped with Energy Star appliances and fitted with cabinets made from sustainably harvested wood and countertops composed of 75% recycled materials. The hardwood floors (which help to provide a traditional, historic feel throughout one of the units) also utilize post-industrial waste – they contain “50 percent less newly harvested wood than conventional alternatives.”
The home’s utilities are equally sustainable; a four kilowatt array of Lumos LSX frameless solar modules provides shade for the rooftop decks as it powers the home, while tankless water heaters help to reduce energy consumption. High-velocity, small-duct central air conditioning forces evenly placed jets of cool or warm air into rooms. The system requires fewer resources and less space than traditional systems.
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