The story offers an intimate tour inside the Concord Green Home - a healthy green living environment for interior designer and homeowner, Lisa Kauffman Tharp. Project goals included exceptional indoor air quality, excellent energy performance, optimal use of space, and seamless integration into a historic neighborhood.
Lisa’s firm, Kauffman Tharp Design, worked together with the architecture of ZeroEnergy Design & Connor Homes, and the expertise of builder Aedi Construction to bring the home to reality. Together, the group was an exceptional team, earning a 2011 Merit Award from the EcoHome Design Awards.
Kauffman Tharp designed the kitchen, bathrooms, materials palette, and custom details to create a ‘coastal loft’ aesthetic for the interiors. Stephanie Horowitz AIA of ZeroEnergy Design provided green architecture for the residence. Jordan Goldman, also of ZeroEnergy Design, contributed energy modeling and designed the heating, cooling, and ventilation systems. Connor Homes provided traditional architecture services and the mill-built panelized building shell. Matt Ayers of Aedi Construction managed the construction of the home.
“Having such a prominent shelter publication cover our team’s work in detail is an honor. I’m thrilled to see this healthy home be recognized for its positive design and health features,” said Lisa Kauffman Tharp of Kauffman Tharp Design.
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About the Interior Designer: Kauffman Tharp Design
Lisa Kauffman Tharp’s interiors offer a fresh take on classic design. Inspired by architectural traditions, modern form, fine art and nature itself, she calls upon a refined, and sometimes unexpected, mix of elements in her work. Whether a relaxed beach house or sophisticated update to an historic home, Lisa helps each client express their own personal style, while incorporating design practices that are healthy for both people and the planet.
About the Architect: ZeroEnergy Design
ZeroEnergy Design is a full service modern green architecture and mechanical design firm. The firm works on new construction and major renovations of green home projects pursuing exceptional energy performance. The unique collaboration between in-house architecture, mechanical design, and financial analysis drives a competitive advantage and enables the firm to deliver fully integrated design services.
About the Builder: Aedi Construction
Aedi Construction, LLC is a nationally recognized leader in building healthy living and working environments that are resource and energy efficient. Aedi Construction specializes in eco-friendly, “Green” building practices, including LEED, Energy Star, and Passive House, while offering a complete range of construction services for homeowners, property managers and developers.
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