private residence in grand forks, nd

The clients set the goal of creating the most energy-efficient home in the state of North Dakota.  Following its completion, the house was certified LEED Platinum, the first residential project so certified in the state of North Dakota.

view from backyard
view from backyard

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view from street
view from street

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aerial view showing solar array
aerial view showing solar array

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view from backyard
view from backyard

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kitchen and living space
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living space looking into backyard

Early in the design process, working with the clients and the contractor, we made the decision to construct the walls and roof of 12” structural insulated panels (SIPs), placed on an insulated, radiant slab-on-grade. We oriented the house to take advantage of a southern exposure, and with extensive involvement from the clients, worked to secure all building materials locally and regionally. High-performance “H” windows and rooftop-mounted photovoltaic panels are designed to support off-the-grid operation. Project team: Malini Srivastava, Mike Christenson, Ingrid Fullerton, Darin Duch, Dan Badilla.