Saint Paul, Minnesota
Home is where the art is. Home is where we spend our time, eat our meals, engage with our kids, our friends, read a book. Home is our neighborhood, our kitchen, our front porch and backyard, our planet.
This former 1940’s one and a half story Cape Cod house was transformed into a high performance, sustainably designed modern home that uses 50% less energy than code and 40%+ less energy than its predecessor - even at nearly twice the size.
Located in Saint Paul, this home is part of a vibrant neighborhood, with schools, shopping, entertainment, churches, library, parks and the river all within easy, CO2-free walking distances.
Features of this super sustainable home include:
Super Insulation, Triple Glazed, Low-e, Argon Windows; Energy Efficiency galore; Passive and Active Solar Energy Systems; Passive Cooling and Daylighting Techniques; Heat Recovery; Dual flush toilets and Low-flow plumbing fixtures; Locally Sourced, FSC wood, Salvaged, Recycled, Durable and Low VOC Materials; Green Roofs; Rain Gardens; Rain water harvesting; Native Plantings for supreme stormwater management.
All of this is achieved while maintaining a simple, sexy, comfortably modern design aesthetic at a cost of less than $140/sf.
The environment matters. Responsibility begins at HOME
-EcoStructure Magazine, October 2009
All photos by Gilbertson Photography
EcoDEEP HAUS has won the following awards:
If you are interested in learning more about the design and construction process for this project, check out the project blog.
It hasn't been maintained or updated since the project ended, but you'll get the idea. Some of it is silly, some utterly fascinating - if you like that sort of thing.
Mpls St Paul Magazine, 2009
Mpls St Paul Home, Summer 2009
EcoStructure, October, 2009
Spaces, Spring/Summer 2009
Practical Green Remodeling - Barry Katz Taunton Press
World's Greenest Homes, Planet Green, Discovery Channel 2010
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2199 W. Pinehurst Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55116
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