This passive/active solar home is the first privately-funded, single-family home in the state of Kansas to receive a LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
During the deconstruction of the existing home, reusable materials were collected and documented, reused or recyled. Through the use of super insulated SIP wall systems (R40) and passive solar design, DA+UD worked to achieve a highly energy efficient home. The main interior spaces flow into a south facing solarium, spreading natural light throughout the home and expanding living space.
GREEN DESIGN ELEMENTS:
Passive solar design — Reused and recycled materials gathered from demolished house; including roof tiles, windows, doors, light fixtures, casework, fixtures and faucets, appliances, flooring and trim. — Foundation walls, brick chimney and basement slab crushed and used for future backfill drainage on site. — Structural Insulated Panel System (SIPS) panels and highly efficient window systems. — Geothermal heat pump and HRV system. — Rainwater collection for onsite irrigation, native plantings. — Energy Star appliances.
The Williams York Residence was recently named a Sustainable Success Story by the Mid America Regional Council, 2012.