2015 CTGBC Green Building Awards: Taft Faculty House wins the Residential Award of Honor

This extremely energy-efficient home adds to its long list of accolades

 

This is the award itself.  It is a biosphere.  It is a sealed environment that will live on without any input from me.  Basically there are little shrimp in there, and water, and algae.  The shrimp eat the algae, and their poop then fertilizes the algae, same with the oxygen - carbon dioxide.  Symbiosis! I hear a rumor that someone has one that is 15 years old!  I just have to keep it out of direct sunlight or the algae will grow too big and the balance will be ruined.  Also the shrimp could get too hot.

This is the award itself.  It is a biosphere.  It is a sealed environment that will live on without any input from me.  Basically there are little shrimp in there, and water, and algae.  The shrimp eat the algae, and their poop then fertilizes the algae, same with the oxygen - carbon dioxide.  Symbiosis! I hear a rumor that someone has one that is 15 years old!  I just have to keep it out of direct sunlight or the algae will grow too big and the balance will be ruined.  Also the shrimp could get too hot.

2015 CTGBC Residential Award of Honor – CT Green Building Council

2015 1st place Housing Innovation Award  (The Top National Award for Best House in USA!) - U.S. Department of Energy

2014 -Net Zero Award, 3rd Place - CT Zero Energy Challenge

The Taft School Faculty House, designed by Trillium Architects and built by BPC Green Builders, won the 2015 CTGBC Residential Award of Honor.  The house was commissioned by the Taft School (a private secondary boarding school in Litchfield County) to serve as an example to the public and a learning tool for their students.

To that end the house achieved the following certifications:

·        Passive House

·        LEED Platinum

·        Net Zero

·        Living Building Challenge (3 Petals)

 

Chris Trolle (BPC Green Builders) + Elizabeth DiSalvo (Trillium Architects) accept the Residential Award of Honor at the CTGBC event.

Chris Trolle (BPC Green Builders) + Elizabeth DiSalvo (Trillium Architects) accept the Residential Award of Honor at the CTGBC event.

 

This is the 3rd CTGBC Residential Award that the team at Trillium has won.  They won the CTGBC Residential Award of Merit in both 2012 and 2013.