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Sep 04 2007
Dan Orzech shows Pierre his new home, built as a Green, sustainable home design. Many Japanese style elements were used as part of this beautiful dwelling on the banks of the Schuylkill River near Phoenixville Pennsylvania.
Geothermal heating and cooling, passive solar design, radiant-floor heating, natural clay products, pre-fabricated basement wall panels (structurally integrated or "SIP" panels) and an innovative hot tub (made of a simple concrete cylinder) are all part of this wonderful home.
Jun 10 2007
Blue Spruce Hollow, Episode II: Architect David Hartke shows Pierre his environmentally conscious new home, under construction in Doylestown Pennsylvania.
Since this was first filmed in Part I, David has sold the home to build another!
Jan 02 2007
Blue Spruce Hollow, Episode I:
Architect David Hartke showed Pierre his environmentally conscious new home, under construction in Doylestown Pennsylvania. The home is to become a LEED-Certified or 'Green' dwelling with many energy and environmentally-friendly features.
South-facing, the home gains much from solar orientation. Large sheltered porch living spaces will provide several 3-season rooms. The home uses little/no large timbers, relying instead on strong composite materials made from fast-growing woods.