Tafline Laylin

Striking UR22 House Uses Half as Much Energy as a Standard Home in Texas

by , 08/16/11
filed under: Architecture, Daylighting

rainwater harvesting, geothermal energy, solar energy, LEED, Texas, UR22, Vincent Snyder Architects, green design, sustainable design, natural materials, sustainable materials, natural lighting, natural ventilation

A durable envelope clad in Vermont Slate keeps heat gain to an absolute minimum, while the wall and roof surfaces are also naturally ventilated to keep the breeze flowing. The home is also flooded with a generous amount of natural lighting thanks to its clever orientation. Structural support is provided by sustainably harvested southern pine, and the roof’s plunging line enables easy rainwater harvesting. Finally, both solar and geothermal energy provide what little electricity the home does use, which gives us hope that sustainable building is finally crossing party lines.

+ Vincent Snyder Architects

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  1. Tafline Laylin Tafline Laylin August 17, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Good to know Chad!

  2. caeman August 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Au contraire, Ms. Laylin, many of us Republicans LOVE renewable energy, as it leads to energy independence and a greater level of national security.

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