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Sustainable Design of Lori-Quint House by Bork Architectural Design

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by esuryono last modified Jan 19, 2012

Lori-Quint House is a sustainable home building, that is also the first LEED Platinum home in Athens. It was designed by Lori Bork Newcomer, principal of Bork Architectural Design, Inc. The house was built by using native and  sustainable building materials, completed with a lot of sustainable features to achieve high sustainability and high energy efficiency. The 2,632 sq [...]




 

 

Lori-Quint House is a sustainable home building, that is also the first LEED Platinum home in Athens. It was designed by Lori Bork Newcomer, principal of Bork Architectural Design, Inc. The house was built by using native and  sustainable building materials, completed with a lot of sustainable features to achieve high sustainability and high energy efficiency.

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The 2,632 sq ft green architecture building was built by utilizing native materials to create a good blend with the neighborhood. Contemporary design was adopted. The exterior is completed with Tennessee fieldstone, stucco, and white clapboard. Natural lighting is provided by traditional glass gable facade, for kitchen, living area, and dining room. Other local materials used are reclaimed heart pine for flooring and reclaimed barn wood. for walls.

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To provide high energy efficiency, this sustainable house is completed by some features, including superior insulation, Energy Star windows, air tightness, also solar powered hot water system. Low-flow fixtures and drought-tolerant landscaping will help to conserve the water. The water source is provided by rainwater catchment system, supported by  a 1,100-gallon cistern.

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To achieve higher sustainability, sustainable building materials were used for this eco construction. Low VOC, non-toxic, and recycled materials became priority. EPA-certified wood  burning stove is available. The other features are LED for lighting and  a high-efficiency heat pump with an ERV. By all of these features, the house may achieve the same energy use compared to the one third size house. The house also achieved LEED Platinum certificate.

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