It’s rare when a remodeling project can successfully encompass a broad range of design and performance goals, but that’s just what the 25th Street Residence team did—and why the judges honored it with a Merit Award. Aside from completely upgrading and updating this 1920s home, providing fresh air and natural lighting throughout, and creating a smaller, more efficient floor plan and modern architectural styling, the exemplary list of sustainable materials and features focused on health, energy, and water efficiency to help it earn LEED-Platinum certification.

Among the intriguing features integrated into this project: 90% high-efficacy lighting, an optimized insulation package, salvaged lumber, high-efficiency hydronic heat, solar water heating, a 1.8-kW PV system, phase-changing drywall, smog-reducing exterior stucco, zero-VOC interior paints and sealants, and a 1,150-gallon rainwater catchment system.

The judges also appreciated the quality of the indoor-outdoor relationship and connection from a variety of spaces, which enhanced the quality of daylighting and ventilation throughout the home.


Windows & Exterior Doors: Fleetwood, Metal Window Corp. /  Roofing: APOC, Gardner-Gibson / Landscape Irrigation: Weathermatic / Insulation: Johns Manville / Kitchen Faucets: Dornbracht / Countertops: Green Mountain Woodworks / Toilets: Toto / Bath Faucets & Showerheads: Sustainable Solutions International / Interior Lighting: Cooper Lighting, Solatube / Paints & Stains: Benjamin Moore / HVAC: Runtal / Water Heating: NTI, Schuco / Alternative Energy Systems: SunPower

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