Dezeen’s Lucy Wang, writing in Inhabitat spotlights a home in Princeton, New Jersey that has turned 5, which was set in a day, built in plant in a month and was completed in 1/3 the time of conventional construction.
The Quarry House was designed by a local architect, Marina Rubina, with LEED Gold standards in mind.
LEED refers to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and to hit the Gold standard requires 60–79 points, which the LEED 2009 performance credit system aims to allocate points “based on the potential environmental impacts and human benefits of each credit,” says Wikipedia.
The 2000 square foot home boasts, says Wang, featured “Off-site prefabrication [which] helped minimize construction waste and ensure an airtight energy-efficient envelope.”
The Taiwan based Wang adds, “A high-efficiency HVAC system, long cantilevered roofs, and solar shading reduce cooling costs, while large glazed openings let in natural light to minimize reliance on artificial lighting.” ##
(Photo credits, Inhabitat)
Submitted by L. A. “Tony” Kovach for the Daily Business News, MHProNews.