Brock Built asked Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh & Associates to participate in the WSB-TV Channel 2 “Going Green 2008” campaign. As part of the campaign, TSW’s Architecture and Landscape Architecture Studios redesigned a Brock Built single-family home product into an environmentally-friendly home, while retaining the original floor plan and square footage.
As part of the redesign, TSW added more glass and outdoor deck space and worked with the site to preserve significant vegetation while adding shade trees and street trees.
Inside the home, TSW called for energy efficient mechanical systems and eco-friendly interior materials, including bamboo and cork flooring, recycled carpet, recycled cotton (denim) insulation, and low VOC paints. In terms of water conservation/reuse, TSW incorporated cisterns for rainwater collection for yard irrigation, called for dual flush toilet systems, and used low flow plumbing fixtures and faucets.
Jerry Spangler, a Principal and Director of Architecture at TSW, was recently interviewed by WSB-TV for the “Going Green 2008” campaign as part of a one-hour special that will air in September 2008 and will tell the story of all participants and the remarkable transformation of the West Highlands Community. The finished home will be auctioned to the highest bidder in October and proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
For more information visit http://www.brockbuilt.com/extreme_green.php.
Sketch prior to construction
Photo of the house near completion