The Sustainable Design Center

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Ham Yates Residence

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Firm: Benjamin C. Obregon Architect

Project Status: Completed in the spring of 2004

Project Description: An 800 s.f. addition to an existing home. The project utilizes a fiber cement block wall system (an environmentally friendly, recycled materials product with exceptional insulation), and has low VOC paints and stains, a metal roof, radiant barrier, high efficiency HVAC unit and low flow plumbing fixtures. Double pane, low-e windows are located and sized to enhance natural ventilation and minimize heat gain.

Preliminary estimates indicate this project should reach a level 4 on the City Of Austin green Building Rating System. 2002, 2003