Architect Arielle Condoret Schecher, AIA, designed the Murphy-Dunn Net-Zero House, a contemporary family home that serves as a showcase of cutting-edge green building techniques. Located on a 4.3-acre site in North Carolina’s Chapel Hill, the net-zero passive house is set in a beautiful landscape overlooking the Triangle Land Conservancy property. The beautiful home is powered with a 7.9 kW solar array that provides about $30 per month of excess electricity that the homeowner, Kevin Murphy of NewPhire Building, plans to use for powering his electric car. The house has also earned the National Green Building Standard “Gold” rating and scored a -3 on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS).

+ Arielle Condoret Schecher


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