Blau-Thompson Residence (2006 Bronze Award Winner)

BluPath Design Inc.
Housing and Community Institution Projects
This project is a renovation of a 19th century urban row home in the Italian market area of Philadelphia.  It had been a luncheonette with two apartments above and was renovated into a high-performance, sustainable single family residence in a traditional, dense urban neighborhood. The home was designed using the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Rating System as a guide and features solar collectors for hot water, radiant floor heating and a rainwater catch system that harvests air conditioning condensation for the garden - and all on just an 830 square foot lot.   
Silver Award