Designed and built by Constructive Solutions, the design for this home outside Bozeman, Montana drew its inspiration from early rural and agricultural buildings that incorporated sod roofs and earth sheltering. The floor plan is oriented on an east-west axis that takes advantage of amazing views from the property and an ideal solar orientation. Stained concrete floors act as passive heat sinks, the concrete and Structural Insulated Panel walls provide an incredibly efficient thermal envelope, and the geothermal heat pump provides steady radiant heating and cooling. In an area where the weather can produce high wind and heavy snow, the home is quiet, comfortable and peaceful.
The project was awarded “Grand Overall Winner,” in Green Builder Media’s Green Home of the Year competition, 2016. Visit Green Builder Media’s Website to read more!