The Urban Green Project is a sustainable residence located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and designed by Eric Odor and Chris Meyer from the practice of SALA Architects.
With a surface of 2250 square feet, the project contains two bedrooms and two bathrooms and its total cost was around 500000 dollars with a blend of contemporary and traditional design elements that offer a warm and comfortable home.
The predominant material is wood, being present on the exterior, the flooring, stairs, and wall panels and even on the kitchen appliances thus making the entire space feel warm and closer to nature. The project also included a separate garage and a basement.
The main focus of the project was the energy efficiency of the house and this is where it is most impressive through the use of passive solar heating, natural ventilation, high efficiency appliances and dual stage furnace, dual flush toilets, composite fiber cement siding, blower door performance testing and plenty more.