723 Spring Street became the City of Ann Arbor’s ﬁrst LEED Platinum house in 2008. This home was designed to weave into the surrounding neighborhood in style and function, while showcasing many different types of green building methods that make this home ultra-efficient. In addition to ICF Construction and Geo-thermal Heating, the home also has an 8.6kW solar array and is near net-zero. Advanced building techniques abound in this house, which also features Meadowlark Builder’s outstanding design and cabinetry.
723 Spring Street will be open to the public this weekend – June 9th and 10th as part of the Mission Zero Fest Home Tour. The home tours and all Mission Zero Fest activities are free to the public.
723 Spring Street was also the first residential home to be completely model in Google Sketchup for use by AIA and USGBC for architect and green designer continuing education credits. A complete library of 3D models is available for viewing or downloading at the Google 3D Warehouse.
A particularly cool feature of being modeled in Sketchup is the placement in Google Earth. Google Earth fans can search for and have fun with the only “floating house” in Ann Arbor. With Google Earth you can fly through the home. Ann Arbor Sketchup fans will also be familiar with the work of Archimedes who has an amazing collection of 3D models of University and Down-town Buildings.
- 8.6 kWs Photo-Voltaic Solar System
- Geothermal Heating & Cooling
- Energy Recovery Ventilator
- ICF Walls – Insulated Concrete Forms
- SIP Roof – Structural Insulated Panels
- Recirculating Hot Water System
- Low Flow Water Fixtures
- Solar Powered Window Blinds
- 3,400 Above Grade Square Footage
- 800 Additional Square Footage Finished Basement
- 5 Bedrooms
- 4.5 Baths
- 2 Car Garage
- Custom Kitchen
- Low VOC carpets and finishes
- Hardwood Floors
- Built-in Media Center
- Custom Built-in Cabinets
- Finished 3rd Level Bedroom Suite
- Central Vac