The Reed Residence is a contemporary eco-friendly home nestled within Elkins Meadow, roughly two miles outside downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA. The clients were committed to designing and building a house with a sustainable carbon footprint for their family of four. The home was designed by Robert Hawkins Architects in collaboration with Gerber Berend Design Build. Photography by David Patterson Photography.
[quote]Continuing to minimize their footprint, the Reeds went beyond just using reclaimed woods and insulation. Photovoltaic panels line the southern roof of the main gable, gathering the sun’s energy to supply their electricty. Both solar thermal and geo-exchange energy are provided for in the house’s high-tech mechanical infrastructure. When brought in-line, the house has been engineered to be “Net-Zero”, which means it would create all the energy it would consume over the course of a year.[/quote]