The shape and orientation is designed for maximum exposure to the prevailing winds at strategic locations, which facilitate the building’s conditions to use natural ventilation. The form of the building gently be in harmony with a large program by using the site’s unusual form: shifts and movements of the site are used to enhance daylight and natural air flow distribution.
The facade becomes a skin that peels away from its surface like the hillside location on which it sit reacting to the physical and natural conditions. The house is designed for passive cooling with a central stair, linking the private and public spaces. The stair leads to the backyard, relocated to the roof top of the structure, where a landscape consisting of edible plants and solar photovoltaic panels.
The green roof rises the insulation values while the photovoltaic panels will generate electricity, Green Greenberg Green house is part of the LEED for Homes pilot program, and has obtained LEED Silver certification in 2012. It forms a model for merging innovative design with energy strategies that will result in a more efficient and healthier residence.
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