Driving Directions: I-35W east to MN-36 east. South on Cleveland Ave. West on Cty Rd B. North on St. Stephen St to home.
DESIGN TEAM: Marc Sloot, AIA; Joe Messier
PROJECT TYPE: New Construction
FEATURED SPONSORS: Hage Homes, Warners' Stellian Appliances, LiLu Interiors, Fresh Energy, Massmann Geothermal/Enertech Global, Southview Design
"Ohm Sweet Ohm" is a great example of how a home and landscape with intensive energy efficiency and sustainability goals can also be beautiful, healthy, and integrate into an already established neighborhood of one- and two-story houses.A major project goal was for the owners to reach net zero energy for their house and automobile electricity consumption on an annual basis. To achieve this, careful consideration was given to the overall massing, mechanical systems, detail development and materials selection at all levels. The design enables the owners to minimize energy consumption, it takes advantage of passive solar principles with efficient window tuning, geothermal technology is used and on-site energy production is maximized using roof mounted PV panels.
The design retains virtually all storm water on site and enables potable water conservation as well. This home is seeking several certifications including GreenStar, LEED for Homes, Minnesota Green Path and Living Building Challenge - Net Zero Energy Building.