Net-Zero Energy House
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Filed In: Educational, Innovative Stormwater Management, Residential
With a rooftop supporting over thirty different plant species native to the Pacific Northwest, this award-winning Cannon Beach home blends seamlessly into the surrounding landscape. The plant palette incorporates a wildflower mix, subalpine and alpine plant communities, biscuit scabland species, a variety of conifers and a scattering of sedum. Lando and Associates designed the green roof to be self-sustaining without the need for irrigation, maintenance or fertilization.
Innovative products and technologies were considered for virtually every element of this net-zero energy home. It includes features such as passive and active (PV) solar heating and electricity, energy conscious window placement, and insulation blocks.
The home’s design won an award at the Portland Design Festival for its sustainable design and received Portland General Electric’s Earth Advantage Platinum certification. It was the first home to achieve such status in Oregon