Chic net-zero energy home in Arizona takes the edge off life in the desert
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The Loma Linda 2 single-family home mimics its neighbor with the same rusted-metal gates, which keep direct sunlight at bay for those enjoying a day outside on the stylish patio. A four-foot overhang keeps the southern exposure cool, while the east and west exposures are limited. Using biomimicry, the artfully designed, one-inch thick steel siding prevents the sun from heating the walls. EPS insulation along the metal edges and cellulose in the 12-inch thick walls themselves help to keep the home...