Photo's Credited to Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

John Klopf Architecture has taken on the challenge of creating a home that produces as much energy as it consumes, titling the project the Net-Zero Energy House.

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

This beautifully modern home was originally a single story home, but has been modified to be two stories with room for a substantial outdoor space.

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

The home was designed with a simple principal in mind: to be as energy efficient as possible while providing a living space with a connection to nature. 

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

The house itself is a two story, partially submerged home made from insulated concrete forms, and energy conscious structural panels to save on heating and cooling costs. 

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

The residence also includes high-performance windows and cementitious siding to further reduce energy consumption.

Photo Property of Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

The efficiency goal was also helped along by the inclusion of a solar photovoltaic system, used to further offset energy costs.  

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

The entire home utilizes designs emphasizing an open floor plan. 

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Additionally, it prominently features its abundant storage space in the form of built ins along the walls.

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

The home provides an open and airy, yet inviting atmosphere while still make good on its energy efficiency promises.

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed

Special Thanks to John Klopf Architecture and Mariko Reed for the Photography for providing the quotes and photography for this story. If you would like to learn more about the Net-Zero Energy House, John Kolpf Architecture and their other amazing designs, please visit their site here.

Photography by Mariko Reed

Photography by Mariko Reed