NORTH PEAK HOUSE AS CASE STUDY FOR AUSTIN ENERGY'S GREEN BUILDING PROGRAM / by Furman + Keil Architects

NORTH PEAK HOUSE AS CASE STUDY FOR AUSTIN ENERGY'S GREEN BUILDING PROGRAM

NOVEMBER 12, 2014


Austin Energy is leading the building industry to a sustainable future green building rating, education and professional development services.  

The North Peak Residence, west of Austin, was designed to create a sustainable environment to raise a family, yet accommodate their changing needs over time. Applying principals recognized by Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) for design and construction, the home went beyond basic “green” to “healthy.”  Achieving a 5-star AEGB rating, this house has been a laboratory for research, challenging conventional definitions of sustainable architecture and construction. Every product and procedure was carefully reviewed by the project team for its effect on indoor air quality and the environment. The finished home was built at or near the budget of comparable traditional construction projects.

Top Features: 

  • Low emitting materials ensure indoor air quality
  • Reuse of driveways and pad-site reduce impact to the environment 
  • Geothermal heat pump HVAC system for long-term performance
  • Passive solar design with multiple open air living spaces 
  • Separate flex space unit provides for evolving lifestyles

To learn more about the North Peak House case study please visit Austin Energy Green Building.