Klopf Architecture

Klopf Architecture

San Francisco, CA


Net-Zero Energy House

The goal a new two-level home that could score as high as reasonable in the "GreenPoint Rated" System. The owners de-constructed their existing home when they realized that any single-story design would completely eliminate their back yard. The new house design offers connection to nature while maintaining privacy, open and light. In respect of the neighbors, a partially-submerged lower level was designed with a pulled-back floor plate to create a light-filled atrium. In conjunction with the mechanical engineer, we designed a net-zero energy home featuring insulated concrete forms, structural insulated panels, high-performance windows, cementitious siding and a solar photovoltaic system sized to cover all the energy usage.  

Klopf Architecture Project Team:
John Klopf, AIA
Geoff Campen
Mason St. Peter

Structural Engineer: DJ Engineers

Mechanical Engineer: Monterey Energy Group
Contractor: Matarozzi/Pelsinger Construction

Photography Mariko Reed

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Status: Built
Location: Cupertino, CA, US
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Photography Mariko Reed