The shingle style home we have designed for a Chicago couple is coming along nicely. Drywall is being installed. VIEW FROM HIGH DUNES LANE VIEW TO MARSH FROM UPPER BALCONY VIEW TO MARSH FROM UPPER BALCONY VIEW OF REAR DECK … Continue reading →
Christopher Rose Architects since its inception has promoted sustainable and energy efficiency to it’s clients, so now we are putting our money our money where our mouths are by installing Photovoltaic Solar Panels on the roof of the office. … Continue reading →
This Earth Day I would like to showcase how our firm has embraced green technology for many years not just when it became popular. These strategies are not only cost effective but energy efficient over the life of the home.
On the large ocean front home we designed at 45 Surfsong these shots show how we incorporated active PV (photo voltaic solar panels) into the roof of this home. Since this home is ocean front and doesn’t have large trees blocking the sunlight, we were able to create enough roof space to generate electricity for approximately 40% of the home through sunlight. A parapet shields the edges of the panels from view from the ground. We recessed some additional panels into the copper roof.
This system cost about the same as nice residential appliance package we have provided solar energy. At present, solar panels are dropping in cost, as with most technology so being green doesn’t necessary raise the cost of a home.