ABC Green Home Wins Best Zero Net Energy Home Design at PCBC 2013 Golden Nugget Awards

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Early in June, the Pacific Coast Building Conference presented its 50th Annual Golden Nugget Awards to architects and developers at its annual convention dubbed The Art, Science + Business of Housing. The awards are given to firms that show “excellence and innovation in addressing complex design/build issues.”

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KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning was named the winner of the 2013 PCBC Gold Nugget Grand Award for the “Best Zero Net Energy Home Design” with its ABC (Affordable, Buildable and Certifiable) Green Home, a 1,695 square foot single-family residence that provides builders with a blueprint for mass production of houses that can generate energy in amounts that are equal or greater to consumption.

Representing a collaboration of nearly seventy companies that contributed in labor, materials, and products, the ABC Green Home is part of an educational effort that is geared toward students who have an interest in construction trades. Students from seven high schools in Orange County were invited to assist with the building of the ABC Green Home.

To provide an opportunity to educate and train people about sustainable living, the home will be on display at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine for the rest of 2013, including the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 that will be held on October 3-13, 2013 at the same location. Plans are in the works for the ABC Green Home to be donated to a combat-wounded service person in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity.

Sustainable features of this three bedroom, three bathroom home include solar panels, a cool roof, grey-water recycling system, and the latest in energy and water efficiencies. It was built with less wood and more insulation to permit temperature regulation.

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  • Felix Black

    So awesome. Can someone do my house like this?

  • mcutlerwelsh

    I really like this house, because it looks like a house. It’s not ostentatious, over-the-top, or look exclusively ubre green. It would fit nicely into any residential suburb.

  • mcutlerwelsh

    I really like this house, because it looks like a house. It’s not ostentatious, over-the-top, or look exclusively ubre green. It would fit nicely into any residential suburb.

    • timiepn

      I totally agree very nice

  • 程肯

    Not sure why there are 3 pics of the kitchen.

    Are there pavers in the front entry/porch area? I’m assuming so, given how low it is, but it does look a bit odd. Also, the whole porch-like structure with its craftsman-styling looks heavy. For such a small and light-looking structure, they should have tried to keep it airy and light.

    Also, what is with the access door to the garage? It looks to be less than 6′ high. Compare it to the back porch door.

    Lastly, is that a fake shed dormer? The scale doesn’t look like there’d be enough room for a 2nd floor, let alone a dormer.

  • James Solano

    I’m more curious as to the MEPs for the house to see the specifics on the energy saving methods they incorporated.

  • James Solano

    I’m more curious as to the MEPs for the house to see the specifics on the energy saving methods they incorporated.

  • James Solano

    I’m more curious as to the MEPs for the house to see the specifics on the energy saving methods they incorporated.

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