Watrous Associates Architects
 

Sun-Earth Homes

Sun-Earth Homes are custom designed by Gary Watrous, AIA, of Watrous Associates Architects P.S.C., a Louisville solar architectural firm. These homes are designed according to nationally recognized standards of DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council.

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In 1994, Mr. Watrous received an award for energy efficient design from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. The energy-efficient features save 3 to 4  times more heat and cooling energy than a conventional house, yet offer great flexibility in the creation of a unique and comfortable living space.
Every Sun-Earth Home possesses state-of-the-art passive solar features, maintains competitive construction cost, and carries our performance guarantee.

Features

  • Super-insulated walls and ceilings that minimize energy bills in winter and summer
  • Passive solar systems that provide 30% to 50% of winter heat
  • Windows are placed to maximize solar energy capture and minimize energy loss
  • Open interior design provides bright natural lighting and a connection to the outdoors
  • A patented Airfloor system stores solar heat in the concrete subfloor and provides comfortable radiant heat in winter



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Cost


Guarantee

  • Watrous Associates offers a written guarantee that your Sun-Earth Home will require much less energy to heat and cool than a conventional home of the same size.  Each guarantee is crafted according to the unique features of each Sun-Earth Home.
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