RESIDENTIAL AWARD OF MERIT
Rowayton LEED Gold
The Lawrence residence achieved LEED Gold via a very thorough and consistent team effort of owner, architect and contractor. Working together from day one, and bringing in a structural engineer, landscape design and mill worker early on, we made sure that everyone involved was fully on board with and completely invested in making a very well crafted, beautiful and super sustainable home. The team effort earned the Award of Merit in the Residential Awards Category by the CT Green Building Council at the 2013 Annual Green Building Awards on June 20, 2013.
Leading the team, Architect: Elizabeth DiSalvo, Trillium Architects and Contractor: Chris Trolle, BPC Green Builders, included impressive innovations to earn the Gold certification.
THE ENVELOPE: R10 Under slab EPS Foam boards, R30 Superior wall with added .8lb open and closed cell foam insulation, R25 Walls (2x6 @24" oc, with .8lb foam, wrapped in 1" DOW Structurally Insulated Sheathing (SIS) R45 Roof - combination .8lb open and closed cell foam insulation, Windows: triple pane, solar gain specific placement, windows BLOWER DOOR TEST: 1.9 @ ACH 50
MECHANICALS: Geothermal system, ERV, high efficiency gas fireplace insert back up which will heat much of the house, water collection system, fully automated and remotely controlled heating, cooling, lights, and security system. All LED lights, All energy Star Appliances and low flow plumbing fixtures. Fans for shoulder season cooling and air distribution. PV ready (to be installed at a near future date.) HERS SCORE: 48
FINISHES: All finishes on walls, floor and millwork: NO VOC. All wood FSC Certified with no formaldehyde. LANDSCAPING: All indigenous species, controlled irrigation.