Millerton round house

Millerton round house in winter
Millerton round house in winter
OwnersYosh and Nili Schulman
LocationMillerton, New York State
CountryUnited States
TypeNew construction
House sizeMedium
Millerton round house
Millerton round house

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
  • 2×6 walls, energy heel roof truss
  • Highest rated energy efficient Marvin Integrity windows, argon filled, low-e
  • Insulated Foundation System
  • 100% PVC free
  • 100% compact fluorescent 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 fluorescent 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

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

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 water based 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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