The 2012 Architectour event was held in Santa Barbara on Saturday, September 29th. The theme of the tour was fire-resistant construction. More than 300 people attended and many of them visited the Harlin Residence on Coyote Road designed by JDK. The home's fire-resistant features include: metal roofs and fascias, rastra block walls with plaster finishes, aluminum-clad wood windows, steel garage door, and fire-safe landscaping. The home's green building features include: opening skylight and fans for ventilation, high-performance spray-foam insulation, insulating high-mass block walls, dual-glazed windows and doors, high-efficiency radiant floor heating, high-efficiency water heating, and prewiring for solar photo-voltaic panels. Many visitors commented on the appeal of the casual livability of the home.
The Harlin Residence on Coyote Road will be featured in the Architectour 2012 event. This new residence replaces a residence destroyed in the Tea Fire. The 1,821 sq. ft. main residence, 576 sq. ft. garage and 484 sq. ft. workshop are arranged to form a sheltered, south-facing courtyard. This highly energy-efficient, fire-resistant “Built Green” home features in-floor radiant heating, rastra-block walls, high-performance windows, icynene roof insulation, efficient water heating, and a grid-tied solar-electric system. It is estimated that the home will exceed state energy-efficiency requirements by 52%.
Walking through the Green Building program created by John D. Kelley for SBCC Adult Education.
John was the instructor for a recently completed SBCC Adult Education class called "Greening Your Home". More than thirty colleagues joined John in nine weekly sessions to present examples of how to apply ecological principles to living spaces and gardens. The class was attended by more than ninety students who learned how to upgrade their homes or apartments using healthy, resource-efficient, environmentally-friendly techniques, materials and furnishings.