Hubbell and Hubbell Architects is proud to announce that the Farrar Green Home project has been awarded Home of the Year for the 2014 San Diego AIA Awards.
About the Farrar Green Home:
The house is an open and airy, two-story, four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home, designed to emphasize the scenic view of Lake Hodges and to take advantage of natural light and breezes for the greatest level of comfort and energy efficiency.
The home is a net-zero energy, carbon-neutral home. It is certified LEED Platinum by the US Green Building Council and a SDG&E Advanced Case Study Home as a model of green building.
Green Features Include:
- Decks and roofs extend to shade western windows from hot afternoon sun and provide covered outdoor living spaces.
- Standing seam metal “cool” roof reflects heat, supports rainwater harvesting, and provides a fire-resistive barrier.
- Rooftop solar panels provide enough energy to completely power the home and two plug-in hybrid cars.
- Perform Wall, an insulating concrete form block (ICF) used in the exterior walls, is made from 85% recycled Styrofoam and concrete. It provides excellent thermal (R30) and sound insulation, as well as high fire, mold, and termite resistance.
- Ground-source geothermal heat pump provides high-efficiency heating and cooling for the house as well as the pool by using the ground as a heat source and heat sink.
- Smart Home technology monitors and controls electricity and water use.
- Sustainable Organic Farm provides fruits and vegetables that are not commonly found in local supermarkets, as well as a chicken coop that supplies an abundance of fresh eggs.
- A centralized Cooling Tower with operable windows helps maintain a comfortable climate year-round and provides an even distribution of light.