Nautilus House LEED Platinum Remodel
The Nautilus House sprung from a need to fix a leaky roof, and a vision for energy and water independence on a beautiful wooded building site. Form follows function in this building designed to capture sunlight, water and air currents. Like a nautilus, it unfolds in an organic shape spiraling upward and outward on the original foundation. Existing salvaged materials and redesigned spaces re-invented themselves within and around the original structure. The owner, architect and builder worked closely together to create a unique vision of home that has been recognized with numerous local and national design awards and has been certified at Michigan's second USGBC LEED® for Homes, Platinum residential remodel.
The Nautilus House is one of three homes showcased on the Mission Zero Fest. This is a unique celebration of deep Green/maximum energy use reduction approaches to retrofit, remodel, or new construction. This will include a unique opportunity for visitors to visit and experience personal guided tours introducing three of the most innovative and energy efficient homes in America including Matt and Kelly Grocoff's Mission Zero Home, America's oldest Net Zero energy home. The event will also feature lectures; workshops; seminars; energy efficient product demos and an energy efficiency store. If you have ever wondered what you can do to Green your personal home and make that move towards energy independence, this is a 'must see' event.
The Tour Project - Ann Arbor Architect