Certifications: LEED Homes v4 PLATINUM, NZEB Certified Registrations: PHIUS Certification, Living Building Challenge Petal Certification
Project Size: 2,886 SF
Completion: November 2016
Owner: Ed Gaddy
Architect: Miche Booz Architect
GC: Maryland Custom Builders Landscape Architect: Natural Resources Design, Inc.
- Solar Powered Hot Water
- Photovoltaic Solar Panels
- Rain Garden
- No outdoor irrigation
The Gaddy House is the residence of Edward Gaddy, a scientist at the Applied Physics Lab in Clarksville Maryland. A home of about 2,000 sf, this project has achieved LEED-Homes v4 Platinum (Pilot) and Net Zero Energy Certification from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). The project is pursuing Passive House and Living Building Challenge Petal certifications.
Borrowing on the agricultural history of the area, the Gaddy House has taken the approach of developing an edible landscape including native fruit and nut trees and shrubs. Native trees and shrubs will support the homeowner while re-introducing wildlife habitat to a previously non-native tree, shrub, and turf landscape. If you want to track one of the species migrating to this garden, you can follow the monarch butterflies here, https://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/monarch.html.
Doo Consulting Role: Doo Consulting provided LBC consulting and documentation services for this project.