If you know us, you know we like to introduce cutting edge projects, even in the rendering stage. But we also like to follow up on completion, too, and there's nothing better than seeing a finished project. Take for instance this 1940s Cape Cod home in St. Paul that was converted into a modern, green home. We mentioned it back in April of last year and now look at it. It's ultra stylish and so green! EcoDEEP is using the home as their offices, too, so potential clients get to see and experience first-hand what a green home feels like.
EcoDEEP Haus demonstrates the real renovation possibilities of millions of homes across the nation. It's rocking a lush, 800 sf green roof by LiveRoof that was installed at a cost of ~$12.00 psf (self-installation). The roof also features, apparently, five solar PV panels and a couple solar thermal panels. The owners hope to get about 1900+ kWh annually from the PV system.
Additionally, EcoDEEP Haus is quite energy efficient, nabbing a 53 HERS Index Rating and Five Star PLUS Energy Star rating. Those numbers put the home in solid performance territory, I would say. The home is also ultra water efficient aiming for zero water discharge to the storm sewer system. Rainwater is harvested in barrels, and with efficient fixtures and plumbing, the owners are saving over 40% potable compared to the baseline water use. A fantastic green renovation all around!
Photo credits: Gilbertson Photography.