Paradigm-pilot-project-single

After the setting of 13 factory-built boxes and the completion of construction, these net zero energy homes were opened to three low-income families in Lafayette, Colorado.  Referred to as the Paradigm Pilot Project, the development includes one single family home and a duplex.  The project was designed by HB&A Architects and built by All American Homes of Colorado for the Boulder County Housing Authority. 

Paradigm-pilot-roof-solar

According to the Boulder Daily Camera, Paradigm Pilot Project was designed to maximize solar orientation and generate on-site energy from solar PV, solar thermal, and a ground-source geothermal heat pump (for the single family home). 

In addition, the ceiling and floor truss materials came from waste lumber, the landscaping is partially drought-tolerant, the plumbing fixtures are low-flow and water efficient, and the appliances are Energy Star. 

The housing authority intends to build upon the success and learning experience of the Paradigm Pilot Project with a potential project in Josephine Commons, a 153-unit, mixed income development also in Lafayette.  We'll keep an eye out for permitting plans on this future eco community. 

[+] Boulder County Housing Authority Builds Green by the Daily Camera.

Paradigm-module-construction

Paradigm-pilot-modular-assembly

Paradism-pilot-project-duplex

Photo credits: Boulder County Housing & Human Services

First noticed at GreenBuildingAdvisor