Features

The first Poem Home will be built in 2019 in Spring Green, Wisconsin.  It’s a super-insulated, passive solar, 1208 square footprint home with the following features:

Mechanical & Thermal Envelope

  • PV solar panels sized to offset a year’s energy costs
  • ductless air-source heat pump (mini-split)
  • ducted heat recovery ventilator (HRV)
  • super-insulated Marathon hot water heater
  • Water-Sense rated plumbing fixtures
  • radon mitigation system
  • 12″ thick double 2×4 wall with dense-pack cellulose R-42
  • 18″ deep roof truss with vent channel and dense-pack cellulose R-56
  • concrete slab on foam insulation R-20
  • blower door tested to airtightness 1.0 ACH@50Pa

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Interior

  • 1048 sf interior area
  • master bedroom with en suite bathroom, curb-less tiled shower
  • second bedroom with adjacent bathroom, curb-less tiled shower
  • laundry with drying rack
  • streamlined kitchen with lots of counter and storage
  • spacious living-dining room with 12 foot wide patio door
  • vaulted ceilings
  • locally milled rough-sawn storage loft
  • custom cabinets

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Exterior

  • screened porch
  • semi-attached 2-car garage
  • standing seam concealed fastener steel roof
  • sustainably harvested natural finish wood siding
  • cement board siding
  • locally milled white oak pergola and porch posts/beams
  • Marvin fiberglass windows R-3.7

Landscape

  • swales and rain gardens
  • native stone retaining wall
  • vegetable garden
  • no-mow grass
  • windbreak and shade trees
  • prairie garden
  • buried 400 gallon rainwater cistern tied to gutter system

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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