Millerton round house

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Owners Yosh and Nili Schulman
Location Millerton, New York State
Country United States
Type New construction
House size Medium
Owner contact yosh @ yschulman . org

Summary of house features

  • Round Design
  • Solar passive design
  • Roof structure pitch to allow insulation to extend over exterior wall joint
  • Southern exposure used for passive solar heating
  • Solar photovoltaic panel array to generate 100%+ electricity needs
  • 2x6 walls, energy heel roof truss
  • Highest rated energy efficient Marvin Integrity windows, argon filled, low-e
  • Insulated Foundation System
  • 100% PVC free
  • 100% compact flurescent lighting fixtures
  • Reclaimed floor tiles, sinks, doors and shower basin
  • Dual flush toilets
  • Low flow shower heads
  • Copper piping throughout the house
  • Timers on outside lights
  • Each rooms is separate heating zone
  • Canister flourescent lighting
  • Reclaimed wood paneling scraps used for closet ceilings
  • Advanced framing techniques reduced framing wood need by 30%
  • Reclaimed carpet padding and carpet found on


[edit] Energy efficiency

The house is 60% more energy efficient than comparable homes

  • House electricity consumption averages 210KW/month
  • The average for NY is 705KW (data provided by Energy Information Administration (DOE))
  • Solar panels produce 450KW/month

[edit] Green building materials

  • Ultra Touch 100% Recycled Blue Jean Denim Insulation
  • Synthetic Gypsum Board (100% recycled from waste materials)
  • AFM Safecoat Non-toxic Biodegradable Paints
  • Trex composite decking (50% recycled plastic, 50% saw dust)
  • Terra Green recycled glass tiles
  • Timber Trek/Timber Pro UV waterbased natural stain
  • Poured Concrete Counters by
  • Locally grown and responsibly harvest pine floors
  • Reclaimed ABS Drain Vent pipe
  • FSC certified front and kitchen doors
  • FSC certified trim work baseboards
  • EnergyStar rated Boiler and indirect water heater
  • EnergyStar fans
  • EnergyStar programmable thermostats
  • Solatube sky tunnel
  • Asko dishwasher 285 KwH/year
  • Asko washer and dryer 189 KwH/year
  • Kenmore Refrigerator 392 KwH/year"

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