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Famous Buildings / January 26, 2019

Net Zero Energy House by Klopf Architecture, Cupertino, CA

This refurbishment of an existing single family home is designed to be light and open and airy. The house is net-zero via insulated concrete forms, structural insulated panels, high-performance windows, cementitious siding, and a solar photovoltaic system sized to cover all of the energy usage.

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Hi'ilani EcoHouse by Studio RMA, Honoka‘a, HI

This home is made of Structural Concrete Insulated Panels, and it produces its own power and water, while meeting seismic requirements. The winged roof contains cooling, water, and electrical systems.

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byKono Designs LLC, Tokyo, Japan

This nine-story office building features a double-skin green facade and 43, 000 square feet of urban farming facilities with 200 types of fruits, vegetables, and rice that are harvested and served on-site. The main lobby also has a rice paddy and a broccoli field.

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weeZero by Alchemy Architects, Moab, UT

This hovering box's oxidized exterior blends into the surrounding desert landscape, while the bamboo interior provides an elegant escape. Water recycling, solar electric, and solar thermal collectors will make the house net-zero.

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Phipps Conservatory by Design Alliance Architects, Pittsburgh, PA

The education facility aims to be the first building to meet the Living Building Challenge (net-zero water, net-zero energy), LEED Platinum, and Sustainable Sites Initiative certification. It features solar panels, geothermal wells, and a wind turbine, as well as passive cooling, heating, and lighting methods.

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Gateway to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve by WEDDLE & GILMORE, Scottsdale, AZ

A vast network of natural landscaping is irrigated by on-site rainwater harvesting that collects 50, 000 gallons a year. Solar power provides most of the energy for the building.

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Somanath Seniors Apartments by Baskervill, Richmond, VA

This complex features seven net-zero energy apartments, powered by rooftop photovoltaic solar thermal panels to produce hot water. High-performance, double-glazed windows and EnergyStar appliances further lower the building's need for energy consumption.

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VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre by Perkins+Will, Vancouver, BC

The curved roof is a metaphor for an orchid and is made of wood, an ambitious material for such a complex form. Net-zero energy usage is achieved via systems such as geothermal boreholes, solar photovoltaics, and solar hot water tubes.

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OffGrid Island Retreat by Alex Scott Porter Design, Penobscot Bay, ME

This house was built on an island with no road access, and almost all of the materials had to be sent in one shipment. Rainwater harvesting and photovoltaics gather and store solar energy to make this "a little sonnet of a home for the modern day, net-zero everyman."

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