Among the green features of Kaplan Thompsons Modular Zero Collection designs are metal roofing, solar hot water, and photovoltaics. Detailed overhangs provide shade while adding a custom feel to the homes. Ample built-ins continue the custom touches on the interior. Triple-glazed windows are placed to maximize solar gain and ventilation.
Homes in Kaplan Thompson's Modular Zero Collection also include low-VOC paint, formaldehyde-free insulation, and locally manufactured materials. The Peaks is shown here.
While many of Kaufmanns previous styles were tuned to mild, West Coast climates, Ridge0 meets the demands of colder, Midwestern locales. The design features less glass, yet still incorporates front and rear window-wall connections to the outdoors.
Vista is characterized by clean lines and simple forms, but offers immense flexibility for configuration of modules. A sloped roof option is available; PV panels can be positioned on the roof and trellises.