When most people think “green” homes they imagine solar panels and fancy energy saving gadgets. It doesn’t have to be this way. We invite you to explore with us a passive solar home in Saratoga (Bay Area) designed by a local architect Hari Sripadanna. The home has achieved a LEED Gold rating and truly stands as a model for sustainability in our community. After all, Hari bought parts of his house on Craigslist!
Obviously, we could not cover all the fascinating details in the video so if you want to learn more, please read Hari’s comments and see design plans right below the video. Enjoy.
by Hari Saripadanna (parts of the article was originally posted on the GAB Report):
With increasing popularity of green building and passive solar design, it is important to understand that sustainable design is more than a collection of credits. The key is to create synergy between building systems and practices that multiply each other’s benefit. One can create more value simply by choosing two or more complimentary sustainable design elements that play off of each other. The combined effect is more than the benefit when these design elements or systems are used alone.
I would like to share with you some synergistic concepts used in the design of my house and show you how (more…)