Bethesda Earth Home

This passive solar addition transformed this nondescript ranch house into an energy efficient, sunlit, passive solar home. The addition to the rear of the building was constructed of compressed earth blocks. These massive blocks were made on the site with the earth from the excavation. With the addition of foam insulation on the exterior, the wall becomes a thermal battery, allowing winter sun to heat the blocks during the day and release that heat at night.

The house was built with only non toxic or natural
materials. Heat and hot water are provided by a 94% efficient gas boiler which warms the radiant floor. A new wood fireplace is an 80% efficient, low emission unit. With Energy Star appliances and LED lighting, the energy consumption of this home is very low. The addition of infrastructure for future photovoltaic panels and solar hot water will allow energy consumption to approach zero.

Esempio di una stanza da bagno con doccia etnica di medie dimensioni con ante con riquadro incassato, ante in legno scuro, doccia ad angolo, piastrelle verdi, piastrelle diamantate, pareti grigie, pavimento in cemento, lavabo sottopiano, top in vetro riciclato e top verde —  Houzz
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krod2016
Kimberly Rodriguez lo ha aggiunto a master bath14 dicembre 2018

Sinks that go in but more modern and industrial look of faucets and that it’s not as long

uberfraumiller
uberfraumiller lo ha aggiunto a MASTER BED BATH15 gennaio 2018

Post above elements & wooden ceiling (but a bit too much)

conniemac91
conniemac91 lo ha aggiunto a Asian style bathrooms13 gennaio 2018

open shower reflected in mirror opposite sinks

82517
82517 lo ha aggiunto a 82517's ideas6 gennaio 2018

pale grey wall color? with wood

djgdjg
djgdjg lo ha aggiunto a rosebraugh bath21 maggio 2016

Overall look of walls, Windows, ceiling, pillars

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