- July 14, 2012: 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
Join us for a special tour on July 14th. The event starts with a guided tour of the dasHAUS pavilion (125 Court Street, White Plains) at 10:00am. After the guided tour, our shuttle will bring you to the construction site of a White Plains green, eco-friendly home renovation! The shuttle will go back and forth between both locations from 10:15am to 1:00pm. Take the opportunity to learn more about retrofitting, LEED certification and connect with the owner, architect and contractor of this project. Please RSVP.
The house will be open for visitors on July 14th between 10:00am and 2:00pm. Please feel free to stop by anytime.
Address: 64 Holbrooke Rd, White Plains, NY
About the project:
As the architect for the first platinum rated LEED for Homes project in Westchester, Christina Griffin looks forward to showcasing the Angel Residence as an example of a 1950s ranch that has been transformed into a model of sustainable living. The primary goal of the project is to balance low energy use with green materials to achieve a LEED for Homes Gold rating. The house has been renovated and expanded to have 2,980SF of floor area, and is designed to have a flowing airy interior that opens to views of a lush wooded property, providing the homeowners a connection to the beauty of the surrounding natural environment. Thoughtful decision making went into the selection of green materials that are not only have a low impact on the environment, but are also superior in strength and durability. “It was a pleasure to have Gerry Angel as a client, who is a passionate eco-broker working towards raising the consciousness level of the importance of sustainable living.” The home has several features aimed at conserving energy and use of renewable energy sources. The heating, air conditioning, and domestic hot water is supplied by a direct exchange ground source geothermal system. A heat recovery ventilation system will maintain a healthy indoor air climate. Solar PV panels on the roof will provide 7.8 KW of electrical power to cover the full electricity demand for the house. The interior space is flooded with daylight, reducing the electricity for light fixtures, which are energy saving LED and fluorescent fixtures. All paint products are VOC free, and all cabinets and construction materials are formaldehyde free. The landscape design makes use of drought resistant native plants irrigated by a rain harvesting collection system to reduce water demand. The construction site has been used for green events and seminars to allow the public to experience the process of creating a green home, and to obtain LEED points for Education and Awareness. The homeowner writes in her GREEN Blog, “If these green products and systems exist, enabling us to create a more energy efficient, healthier home while at the same time affording us the opportunity to maintain a more sustainable environment, then we should avail ourselves of them so that each one of us can contribute to a more sustainable society and ultimately a more sustainable universe.”
The Architect: Christina Griffin Architects Established in 1988, the firm has designed buildings, interiors and public spaces throughout the New York metropolitan area. They are a civic-minded firm known for community projects including a firehouse expansion, a school playground, a downtown plaza for the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson and affordable housing for the Town of Mamaroneck. Projects range from renovation, restoration and new construction of private residences to civic and commercial projects. The firm has adopted principles of green design and sustainability which are demonstrated in their recent projects. They also believe in promoting creativity and individualism in design through a collaborative process with the client. Christina Griffin is a LEED AP (Leader in Energy and Environmental Design) and the firm is a member of the US Green Building Council (USGB).
The Owner: Gerry Angel is an Eco-Broker at Keller William NY Realty – an international real estate company known for being ahead of the curve has written & published a comprehensive book, “Green Your Home. “ Along with the LEED Certified architect & contractor this book served as a guide throughout the Green renovation. The goal was to use the available Green technologies & products to create as passive a house as possible. To follow the renovation process go to Gerry Angel’s blog, www.westchestergreenluxury.tumblr.com & enjoy.
The Contractor: Murphy Brothers Contracting, Inc. is known throughout Westchester and southern Fairfield counties for building beautifully designed custom homes, picture perfect whole home renovations, distinctive commercial projects and their own line of custom cabinetry and millwork. Murphy Brothers believes that building “green” simply means building smart, and that all 21st century construction, whether it’s residential or commercial, should be environmentally responsible, energy efficient and beautifully designed.