People over in Washington who want a sensible and environmental-conscious place to reside in for the Summer may want to check out the North Beach Residences in Orcas. The habitat was designed by the Heliotrope Architects which is highlighted by a green roof which tops of the low maintenance materials used to build it.
The homes boast of materials such as steel, metal and glass that go in hand with solar-powered heated water as well as photovoltaic rendering energy solutions that make the home a true eco-friendly wonder for people who plan to go somewhere in ideal months starting from May to October.
The residence is only available for use for half of the year which makes it sensible to leave the other months as periods of allowing the PV systems to generate power while not used.
A 90-tube solar hot system installed on the roof provides domestic hot water, while a 3 kW PV system generates electricity. Over the entire year, the PV system generates enough power to totally offset all of the energy used during the summer months, making this home net zero. The North Beach Residence received a 2011 AIA Honor Award for its smart and sustainable design.