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Modern zero energy home in California promotes environmentally conscious living

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The architects of Knock Architecture recently have one modern zero energy house Designed in Cupertino, California. The zero-energy house is a further development of the so-called passive house and covers all of its heat and electricity needs itself. The necessary energy is generated in the house with the help of photovoltaic systems.

Modern zero energy home in California

Modern zero-energy house knock architects furnishing a sloping roof

The owners remodeled their existing home realizing that a one story build would not meet their needs and would shut out their back yard completely. So the architects built a two-story house as high as the GreenPoint Rated System allowed. They wanted to preserve their privacy as well as enjoy an open, light-flooded design.

Modern zero energy house from Klopf Architecture

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Since the owners work at home, they needed a modern zero-energy house that is completely adapted to their needs. In order to preserve your privacy and at the same time reduce unwanted solar energy gain, the architects have aligned a large window front to the north. In this way, the sloping roof allowed the natural light into the house to be maximized. This sloping roof also offers an area for mounting the 13.4 kW PV system. The other sides of the house have smaller windows that maximize privacy.

Living area with a sloping roof

Modern zero energy house kitchen dining area white beige shelving systems

The owners are concerned about environmental protection, energy and resource efficiency, so they wanted to own a home that promotes environmentally conscious living. When designing the house, they only wanted sustainable, innovative materials and no wood. High-quality materials were used for the construction, such as shuttering block (ICF), sandwich panels (SIP), triple-glazed windows, the facade clad with cement-bonded chipboard, and a 13.4 kW photovoltaic (PV) system that covers the entire energy consumption in the house covers. No natural gas is used in the apartment with the exception of a grill in the back yard.

white wall cabinets and wooden base cabinets

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Kitchen with island

Zero energy house kitchenette island white beige wooden floor

Light-flooded room

Modern zero energy home office design white floor to ceiling shelves

open floor plan

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large shelves offer enough storage space

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Home office design

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big windows

Modern zero-energy house, large windows, triple shelves, wooden floor

Modern zero-energy house, floor-to-ceiling windows, triple insulation

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Modern zero-energy house, light-flooded living area on the second floor

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Zero energy house bathroom traditional white mirror cabinet

Modern zero energy home california courtyard grill area