Ohio’s first LEED for Homes Platinum certified project was a collaboration between the Columbus Housing Partnership, Home B.A.S.E. Foundation and design architect Sullivan Bruck Architects. The overall intent of the project was to show that any style home can be a green home.
As a volunteer offering pro-bono services to the Home B.A.S.E. Foundation we were able to take a standard home plan in the Columbus Housing Partnerships portfolio, and with some modifications to the plans by the design architect, a more efficient layout was conceived.
A great deal of knowledge was gained from this project. By working with the Building Science Corporation, we completely redesigned the home exterior wall and roof system to make the home more energy efficient and durable. The home was designed and detailed to be 73% more energy efficient than a code compliant home. The home was designed with high levels of insulation, a high efficiency furnace with fresh air intake. A sealed hot water tank with a solar thermal hot water system and a 2kW photovoltaic array to power up to 60% of the home.
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