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CompassHaus | Silver Award

This sleek, modern coastal home, packed with eco-wise features, is LEED Platinum


By Peter Fabris August 24, 2017
CompassHaus green home
This article first appeared in the September 2017 issue of Pro Builder.

CompassHaus, Silver Award, Green

Site: Longboat Key, Fla.
Entrant/Builder: Josh Wynne Construction
Architect: Jonathan Parks, Solstice Architects
Interior Designer: Pamela Holladay, Siebert Architects
Photographer: Ryan Gamma Photography
Size: 4,490 sf
Hard cost, excluding land: $350-$400/sf
Completion: August 2016

This LEED Platinum coastal modern home features sleek lines, cantilevered structural elements, and a rear elevation with floor-to-ceiling fenestration that provides dramatic views of the Intracoastal Waterway and adjoining bay. The white exterior and Energy Star-rated roof assembly help reduce heat gain. Many of the interior surfaces are painted white, which augments extensive daylighting.

Other green elements include a high-SEER variable-speed HVAC system, tankless water heaters, LED lights, a lighting control system, and a 10.23-kW solar array. Construction consisted of mostly locally sourced materials with high recycled content. FEMA regulations required extra height, creating great views in all directions; meanwhile, attention to craftsmanship and durability will further ensure the home will hold up to storms.

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