GREENville House, Greenville, N.C.

Merit Award - Custom Home / 3,000 to 5,000 Square Feet GREENville House, Greenville, N.C. Tonic Design, Raleigh, N.C. This LEED Silver-rated North Carolina house takes a contemporary approach to integrating architecture and sustainability. Aluminum rooftop “trays” provide integrated mounting for photovoltaic and solar thermal panels, turning down at the roof's edge to shade the windows. The house's low-maintenance shell combines brick-, red cedar-, and zinc-clad forms in an interlocking composition.

Long, narrow wings pinwheel out from the house's two-story core, maximizing the exposure of windows and rooftop solar panels.

Rooftop "trays" constitute both mounting brackets for solar panels and shading devices for windows.

The house's two-story open-plan core provides natural light and outdoor views in all four directions.

Clerestory glazing emphasizes the height of the living area.

Views of the kitchen and dining areas.

The first- and second-floor plans.

The house earned a LEED for Homes Silver rating and qualified under the Energy Star and EPA Indoor Air Plus programs.

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