Green Roofed Cannon Beach Home In Oregon Generates More Power Than It Uses
Categories: Homes / Dwellings
The time-worn adage “form follows function” may bring a groan to the lips of everyone who has heard it repeated ad nauseam in architecture or design classes. However, it is so time-worn because it is a wise approach to these pursuits.
The Cannon Beach Residence designed by Nathan Good Architects was meant, first and foremost, to be both durable and earth-friendly. The owners wanted a net-zero energy house. It just so happens that it turned out to be extremely beautiful as well.
As an award-winning home that has received accolades across the board, the Cannon Beach Residence is undeniably gorgeous. But its true strength lies in its use of natural materials and sustainable building practices.
Huge south-facing windows let in ample natural light and reduce the need for artificial lighting. A 5.9kw photovoltaic system provides electricity to the home and is also connected to the local grid,