Santa Fe Volkshouse Wins 2012 EcoHome Design Award

Mojarrab Stanford Architects was honored last month at the Builder’s Choice Awards in Washington, D.C. by EcoHome, a magazine of the American Institute of Architects. The Santa Fe firm’s VOLKsHouse, the first certified Passive House offered and sold in New Mexico, was awarded a Grand Design Award in the national green-building magazine’s annual design competition.

The award highlighted VOLKsHouse for its energy and cost savings and praised it as “a viable example of how production housing might move affordable into the realm of net-zero energy.” The home is one of only about 15 Passive Houses in the US. “The award adds to the growing public understanding of the need for energy-saving homes and their affordability,” said Jonah Stanford, principal of Mojarrab Stanford Architects.

Based on the Passive House approach to minimize energy loss and maximize energy gain, VOLKsHouse uses one-tenth the energy required to power a typical single-family home—and that’s before its active technologies, such as thermal hot-water and solar electricity, are factored in to make the home site energy-neutral. VOLKsHouse relies on extra insulation, airtight construction, high-performance windows and doors and a heat recovery/ventilation system that retains the home’s generated energy while constantly exchanging indoor and outdoor air for increased air quality.

For more information, visit www.Mo-S-A.com

 

 

Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival: Nov. 2-4

The Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival will take place at the SF Community Convention Center on November 2-4. In addition to the Art Market, the event includes a Trash Fashion and Costume Contest, adult and youth juried art displays, and make & take art activities for kids of all ages.

The eco-conscious gift market will showcase art and crafts from more than 40 artists. Collages, picture frames, clocks furniture, rugs and jewelry, made from at least 75 percent recycled materials, are some of the items that will be available.

 

Friday’s fashion/costume contest is at 7 pm. Advance tickets ($15-$20), which include art market admission, are available through the Lensic box office: 988.1234 or www.ticketssantafe.org. Admission to the art market on Friday (5-9 pm) is $5 at the door. Kids under 12 are free. Admission is free to all on Saturday (9am-5 pm) and Sunday (10 am-5 pm). For more information, visit www.recyclesantafe.org

 

 

Santa Fe Volkshouse Wins 2012 EcoHome Design Award

Mojarrab Stanford Architects was honored last month at the Builder’s Choice Awards in Washington, D.C. by EcoHome, a magazine of the American Institute of Architects. The Santa Fe firm’s VOLKsHouse, the first certified Passive House offered and sold in New Mexico, was awarded a Grand Design Award in the national green-building magazine’s annual design competition.

The award highlighted VOLKsHouse for its energy and cost savings and praised it as “a viable example of how production housing might move affordable into the realm of net-zero energy.” The home is one of only about 15 Passive Houses in the US. “The award adds to the growing public understanding of the need for energy-saving homes and their affordability,” said Jonah Stanford, principal of Mojarrab Stanford Architects.

Based on the Passive House approach to minimize energy loss and maximize energy gain, VOLKsHouse uses one-tenth the energy required to power a typical single-family home—and that’s before its active technologies, such as thermal hot-water and solar electricity, are factored in to make the home site energy-neutral. VOLKsHouse relies on extra insulation, airtight construction, high-performance windows and doors and a heat recovery/ventilation system that retains the home’s generated energy while constantly exchanging indoor and outdoor air for increased air quality.

For more information, visit www.Mo-S-A.com

 

 

 

 

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