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MQ Architecture & Design - Phantom Canyon Nature Preserve

Wednesday, February 15, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Mark Queripel MQ Architecture & Design

Phantom Canyon Nature Preserve Single Family Residence
Livermore, Colorado 80301
1st place - Colorado Sustainable Design Award
LEED Gold Certification

Structural insulated panels for walls and roof, radiant heat, beetle-kill pine
Reclaimed concrete roof tiles support a generous roof-flush system of both photovoltaic panels and evacuated solar thermal tubes. No irrigation system was installed as all disturbed areas were reseeded with native grasses.
The appropriately small-sized exterior patios are concrete pavers, and all parking surfaces and walkways are gravel to minimize runoff and maximize storm water infiltration.
The house orientation is 12 degrees off the east-west axis based on true north to maximize solar gain for passive heating. This layout, combined with its placement on the lot, selection of windows, use of deep porches and other features creates a house that is extremely comfortable to live in and requires minimal mechanical input.

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