Ann Arbor 2011-2012

A small four bedroom house (1740 sf)

LEED™ Platinum Certification

Completed: October 2012

Builder: Green Building Services, pllc

Awards:
National Merit Award Winner, Builder's Choice and Custom Home Design Awards - Affordable Green Home, 2013
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1st Place, Contemporary House under 4,000 sf, Detroit Home Magazine Design Awards 2013
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Press:
Inhabitat
Architecture News Plus
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Design Milk
Architizer
DesignBoom
ArchDaily
Europaconcorsi
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Treehugger
architecturelab
homedesain
jovarq
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plataforma arquitectura
studio przedmiotu
monan stone
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LEED™ Features of the Matchbox House:
· small size (affects home size adjustment)
· compact footprint and minimal site impact
· permeable & native landscaping only
· no irrigation system, no conventional turf
· low flow toilets, faucets, showerheads
· properly sized 40,000 Btu furnace
· 2 ton heat pump/ERV
· all appliances and lights fixtures energy star rated
· on demand hot water heater w/ compact distribution & central manifold
· insulated pipes
· 1" foam board on roof & 1" closed cell foam on walls
· 2 kw solar panel
· high efficiency windows
· HERS rating: 46
· 24" OC framing w/ 2 x 6 studs
· waste diversion from landfills
· low/zero VOC paint and adhesives
· FSC certified cabinetry
· FSC certified stairs and closets
· FSC certified finished upstairs floor
· FSC certified doors
· all trim reclaimed (sourced from a demolished Michigan barn)
· composite kitchen countertops (recycled content)
· composite decking (recycled content)
· sealed combustion fireplace
· shoe removal cubby at entrance
· public awareness

for more information on LEED

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