Ohm Sweet Ohm

Designed by Marc Sloot

with Joe Messier

“Ohm Sweet Ohm” is a great example of how a home and landscape with intensive energy efficiency and sustainability goals can also be beautiful, healthy, and integrate into an already established neighborhood of one- and two-story houses. A major project goal was for the owners to reach net zero energy for their house and automobile electricity consumption on an annual basis. To achieve this, careful consideration was given to the overall massing, mechanical systems, detail development and materials selection at all levels. The design enables the owners to minimize energy consumption, it takes advantage of passive solar principles with efficient window tuning, geothermal technology is used and on-site energy production is maximized using roof mounted PV panels.

The design absorbs more than 100% of storm water on site by collecting additional storm water from the street and enables potable water conservation as well. This home has obtained several certifications:

LEED for Homes v4 – Platinum Level
Living Building Challenge – Zero Energy
GreenStar Home Certification -Gold Level
GreenStar Zero Energy Capable

Construction by Kerry Hage, Hage Homes
Interior Design by Lisa Peck and Christina Rymer, Lilu Interiors
Landscape Design and Installation by Matt Burton, Southview Design
Structural Engineering byChristian Soltermann, Align Structural
Mechanical Design and Installation by Jason Massmann, Massmann Geothermal
Electrical work by Scott Hanson, Verdant Electric
Photographs by Corey Gaffer

Awards:
GreenStar Zero Hero Award
Minneapolis Merit Award, AIA MN, 2018

Publications:
Net-Zero Style, Midwest Home, April 2020
How a Net-Zero Home Lives, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, April 2017
This sustainable suburban home can power a pair of electric cars, too, Curbed National, December 2016
Ohm Sweet Ohm Blog
AIA Homes by Architects Tour, 2016

 

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