ZeroCottage is a cutting-edge green home under construction in San Francisco.  The net-zero energy project by David Baker and Partners Architects is pursuing every notable green building certification around, including the Living Building Challenge, LEED Platinum, Green Point Rated, and Passive House.

In an introductory blog post, DBPA said, “We’re creating a cottage that is LEED for Homes Platinum, Green Point Rated, PassivHaus Certified, and Living Building Challenge Certified. We don’t know if we’ll be able to do it all, but we’re determined to try. And over the next few months, we hope to document the ride and give our readers as much information about the process as we can.

So far, the ZeroCottage blog includes some insightful commentary on topics such as high-performance windows, air-tight folding doors, wall assembly and the dewpoint, rainwater reclamation, framing scrap, efficient water heating, salvage construction, interchangeable rain screen, and FSC-certified joists.

[+] San Francisco’s First Net Zero Passive House.

Credits: David Baker and Partners Architects.