Construction of a new home on Gibraltar Road designed by JDK is nearing completion. The home will replace the previous rustic, timber-frame residence that was destroyed by the Tea Fire but could not be rebuilt under current codes. The unique character of the previous structure is being replicated, with upgraded interior planning, using current building techniques. The new design incorporates green building features including high-performance windows, energy-efficient heating and water heating, a grid-tied solar electric system, and provisions for future on-site water harvesting. Despite having a very high glazing to floor area ratio, the home will exceed state energy-efficiency requirements by 21%.
JDK recently completed several projects in the Western U.S.. They include a mix of new residences and remodels, all with sustainable features. For more detail take a look at each projects below:
Presently on the boards are several remodels, a new downtown residence, a mountain retreat and a senior housing project. The remodels range from a master bath upgrade to a whole house remodel and energy efficiency upgrade. The downtown residence conveniently located near the courthouse will be energy efficient and environmentally-friendly. The mountain retreat will be sited for passive solar gain, to preserve existing oak trees and powered by an off-grid photovoltaic system. The in-town 82 unit senior housing project will include solar water heating and photo-voltaics to increase energy efficiency to 20% beyond state requirements.
Two residential remodels on the Mesa are currently under construction. They both have energy efficiency upgrades including new high performance windows. One of them was the first project to be approved through the "Built Green, Santa Barbara" program at the City of Santa Barbara. Click here to learn more about "Built Green, Santa Barbara."