The Arc House: A Small Miracle in Housing
a Small Firm Forum
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Free AIA Members / $3 Guests
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1.5 CES/HSW LUs
What’s Net Zero, fire-resistant, self-sufficient, factory-built, has cutting edge technology, uses recycled and green materials, is economic, reuses grey water, harvests rain water and is SIMPLY STUNNING? The Arc House! Built to the standards of California factory housing, these incredible 400 – 500 square foot houses live like a space twice as large. It starts with a 10 foot exposed arch beam ceiling, with flexible built-ins everywhere, and virtually, an all glass wall on the open side which brings the outside in; the effect is dramatic!
By the end of this presentation, attendees will…
1. Learn how photovoltaic panels plus battery back-up can power the home 24 hours a day.
2. Learn how rain water is harvested and grey water is recycled on a small scale.
3. Gain an understanding of at least three energy-conserving elements of a small home.
4. See at least two space-saving innovations in boat design that can be used in small homes.