Project

Posted on:

Net-Zero Energy House

Klopf Architecture

Location

Cupertino

Client/Owner

NA

Consultants

  • General Contractor: Matarozzi / Pelsinger Builders
  • Mechanical Engineer: Monterey Energy Group

Project Status

Built

Year Completed

2011

Type

Custom

Room or Space

Architectural Detail

Style

Modern

View all (19) images

Project Description

The goal, a new two-level home that could score as high as reasonable in the "GreenPoint Rated System”. The owners de-constructed their existing home when they realized that any single-story design would completely eliminate their back yard.

In respect of the neighbors, a partially-submerged lower level was designed with a pulled-back floor plate to create a light-filled atrium. In conjunction with the mechanical engineer, Klopf designed a net-zero energy home featuring insulated concrete forms, structural insulated panels, high-performance windows, cementitious siding and a solar photovoltaic system sized to cover all the energy usage. The new open and light house offers a connection to nature while maintaining privacy.


Photography Mariko Reed.
Advertisement
Add A Project
Publish Your Projects Show off and upload images, text, and video of your work. We pick the very best for our project newsletters. Upload

Join the Discussion

Please read our Content Guidelines before posting

Close X