Project Profiles

Category: Single-Family Residential

LaRocque Residence LaRocque Residence - Fort Francis, Ontario, Canada Retirement dream home For Len and Betty Ann LaRocque, retirement was missing only one thing: the perfect home. For this reason, the couple spent nearly two years planning their retirement dream home on the shores of Rainy Lake in northwest Ontario. Energy efficient...
Pura Vida Pura Vida: Living the Pure Life with Energy Efficiency Although green and energy efficient homes have grown in popularity, they often carry a hefty price tag. But, mechanical engineer, Victor Zederej of Solar Homes, Inc., had a goal. His 4,500-square-foot Pura Vida (Pure Life in Spanish) demonstration home would be different....
19th Century Green Home 19th Century GREEN Home Columbus, Ohio, USA Where others see an abandoned house, builder Dan Troth sees an important piece of American history worth saving. Troth stumbled upon a 19th century timber frame farmhouse outside of Columbus, Ohio. He promptly set out to preserve the hand-hewn timber frame by using...
A ‘zero-energy’ home is the goal Polystyrene blocks used to create walls (BASF Project) A `zero-energy' home is the goal Polystyrene blocks used to create walls Canadian firm made insulated panels for roof Dec. 26, 2005. 01:00 AM ANTOINETTE MARTIN NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE PATERSON, N.J.—On a hill over Route 20 here, dozens of businesses are collaborating to create something good for the...
Blunk Residence Passive Home built with SIPs in Batavia, IL Judd Blunk and his wife Cyndy began planning their new home in Batavia, IL. But, not just any home would do. The couple sought the ultimate home in both performance and style. Judd Blunk is an employee of a high-end German car...
Dream Home on a Budget Dream Home on a Budget It was on the rolling green hills of central California, outside Vacaville, that Jim Upson wanted to build a custom home for his family. He had owned the perfect building site for ten years. Now, however, escalating construction costs and high contractor fees were major...
First Nations Training, Clear Lake, Manitoba Clear Lake Home: Used for training and as a model for energy efficient housing When Allen Peto looked into building a retirement home for him and his wife, he saw an opportunity to help the community by using his home as a model for energy efficient housing. “Our goal was...

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