Plaza PointeArcata, CAMixed UseElderly Housing/Commercial82% Net ZeroDeveloper:The Danco Group             Innovations in ...
Innovations in Rural Green Building at USDA                  515                         2
Architect’s earliest sketches illustrate integrated design        Innovations in Rural Green Building at USDA             ...
Keep it simple – start with the basics–   2x6 walls with industry standard (R21) insulation–   High (R49) attic insulation...
• Systems:                  – Photovoltaic system                     • Full account of affordability                  – E...
– D.O.E.’s Builder’s Challenge     – Enterprise “Green Communities”     – USGBC LEED for Homes, Platinum levelInnovations ...
– D.O.E.’s ENERGY STAR New Homes   – 90% On-Site Energy Generation      • 79.3 kW DC grid-intertied photovoltaic array    ...
– NAHB National Green Building Standards    (NGBS) Program  – PG&E California Multi-Family New Homes    (CMFNH)Innovations...
Stormwater                            Managed by parking                            design                            Redu...
PV solar arrays                               on roof                               White, reflective                     ...
Generates 82% of its required energy on-site.Attractive, Affordable Rural Housing        Innovations in Rural Green Buildi...
Contacts:Bill Downs, Chief Architect, USDA Rural HousingWilliam.Downs@wdc.usda.gov (202) 720-1499Meghan Walsh, AIA, LEED A...
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This session will provide updates on new construction technologies, materials and passive solar systems. Adobe and straw bale construction continue to be affordable regional alternatives. Panelists will discuss new, proven, and affordable construction technologies, including manufactured housing alternatives in a new energy efficient and green environment.

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  • D3 innovative construction technologies bill downs - arcata

    1. 1. Plaza PointeArcata, CAMixed UseElderly Housing/Commercial82% Net ZeroDeveloper:The Danco Group Innovations in Rural Green Building at USDA 515 1
    2. 2. Innovations in Rural Green Building at USDA 515 2
    3. 3. Architect’s earliest sketches illustrate integrated design Innovations in Rural Green Building at USDA 515 3
    4. 4. Keep it simple – start with the basics– 2x6 walls with industry standard (R21) insulation– High (R49) attic insulation– Attached/shared walls– Energy Star appliances– Large south-facing windows– 9 foot ceilings allow for taller windows – passive heating Innovations in Rural Green Building at USDA 515 4
    5. 5. • Systems: – Photovoltaic system • Full account of affordability – Each apartment has… • Heat pump water heater • Space heater mini-split heat pump – Super efficient, all electric • Wall-mounted energy monitor – No natural gasInnovations in Rural Green Building at USDA 515 5
    6. 6. – D.O.E.’s Builder’s Challenge – Enterprise “Green Communities” – USGBC LEED for Homes, Platinum levelInnovations in Rural Green Building at USDA 515 6
    7. 7. – D.O.E.’s ENERGY STAR New Homes – 90% On-Site Energy Generation • 79.3 kW DC grid-intertied photovoltaic array fully installedInnovations in Rural Green Building at USDA 515 7
    8. 8. – NAHB National Green Building Standards (NGBS) Program – PG&E California Multi-Family New Homes (CMFNH)Innovations in Rural Green Building at USDA 515 8
    9. 9. Stormwater Managed by parking design Reduction of paved surfacesInnovations in Rural Green Building at USDA 515 9
    10. 10. PV solar arrays on roof White, reflective roofingInnovations in Rural Green Building at USDA 515 10
    11. 11. Generates 82% of its required energy on-site.Attractive, Affordable Rural Housing Innovations in Rural Green Building at USDA 515 11
    12. 12. Contacts:Bill Downs, Chief Architect, USDA Rural HousingWilliam.Downs@wdc.usda.gov (202) 720-1499Meghan Walsh, AIA, LEED AP, Architect, USDA Rural HousingMeghan.Walsh@wdc.usda.gov (202) 205-9590Judy Moran, LEED AP, Architect, CA USDA Rural Housing judy.moran@ca.usda.gov (530) 792-5826 Innovations in Rural Green Building at USDA 515 11

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