The Hillside Ecohouse is sustainable living at its best. What you see in the images is a modern addition to an old home. Pretty standard right? Wrong. Unlike 99.9% of other renovations out there that use all new material for their add-ons, this home took 80% of the material from the existing structure and re-used it to create something aesthetically pleasing.
The fact that the Hillside Ecohouse used almost all recycled material for the addition meant that the tear-down process had to be done a completely new way--absolutely nothing could be broken apart. Though the process was extremely tedious, the end result is a beautiful, 6-star energy-rated home with a warm interior and a green conscience.
The Hillside Ecohouse Adds Style Without New Material
1. Sustainable Renovations - Opportunity for renovating homes using recycled materials to minimize waste and create eco-friendly living spaces.
2. Circular Economy - Growing trend of reusing existing materials in construction projects instead of relying on new resources, leading to reduced environmental impact.
3. Energy-efficient Homes - Increasing demand for homes with high energy ratings, creating opportunities for incorporating sustainable practices and technologies.
1. Construction - Opportunity for construction companies to adopt sustainable renovation practices and offer eco-friendly solutions to clients.
2. Architecture - Architects can play a crucial role in designing homes that prioritize recycled materials and energy efficiency for a sustainable future.
3. Green Building - Growing industry focused on designing, constructing, and renovating buildings with minimal environmental impact, driving the need for innovative solutions.