Experience the House
sustainability

Understanding the values and compromises necessary to realize a greater good, the goal is to balance design quality, resource conservation and energy efficiency. In the end it must be beautiful enduring sustainability.

APPLIANCES + FIXTURES

kitchen
  • Fisher & Paykel DD24SI6 drawer-style dishwasher equipped with an eco-setting for less energy use (Energy Star)
  • Diva 24" three burner electromagnetic induction cooktop with a 90% efficiency of heat transferred to cooking utensils compared to 50% for gas and 60% for other cooking technologies (Energy Star)
  • Summit FFBF245 compact refrigerator/freezer that is more energy efficient than most on the market for its size (Energy Star)
kohler plumbing fixtures
  • Kohler water-conserving kitchen faucet
  • Kohler toilet with Dual Flush technology that meets the EPA’s strict WaterSense flushing performance guidelines (uses at least 20% less water than standard 1.6-gallon toilets)
  • Energy Star rated SMEG SC712U convection oven that operates at a lower temperature yet cooks food faster than a conventional oven, also equipped with an eco-mode that brings the device up to temperature in the most efficient way
lg washer and dryer
  • LG combination front-loading ventless clothes washer and dryer cleans and dries clothes in a single appliance, halving embodied energy, maintenance, and floor space
  • Laundry Alternative Spin Dryer uses a 3200-rpm spin cycle to remove most water from clothing using very little energy, which cuts heated drying time by 30 minutes or more
television
  • Touch screen ASUS computer uses energy management software that throttles system resources based on process requirements
  • Samsung LED series Eight TV uses 20-30% less energy than a comparable size television, while producing better color and contrast
  • SOLAR DECATHLON
  • U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
  • MINISTERIO DE VIVIENDA
  • POLITECNICA
  • SOLAR DECATHLON EUROPE