MacLeod/Morand House

This project was the complete transformation of a small, cramped 2-bedroom, 1-bath bungalow into a modern, energy-efficient, sustainable 4-bedroom, 2-bath house using an integrated green approach combining a highly insulated tight building envelope, daylighting, passive and active ventilation, low energy use, solar energy, and non-toxic finishes to create a beautiful, spacious, healthy home. The house offsets all of its electrical and hot water energy needs through a 2.1 kW solar photovotaic array and two 4' x 8' solar hot water panels.

  • Winner of American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter, Energy + Sustainability Citation Award (May 2010).
  • Winner of the Build-it-Green state-wide 'Remodel the Future' Contest (Sept. 2009).
  • Winner "Best in Show" in Build-it-Green's Bay Area-wide Fall 2010 Green Home Tour (October 2009)
  • The MacLeod/Morand residence achieved 231 points in Build-it-Green's GreenPoint Rated Program

Location: Albany, CA

Architect: MacLeod Design and Construction

General Contractor: MacLeod Design and Construction

Landscape: Calandra Design

Structural Engineer: Komendant Engineering, Inc.

Green Point Rated Consultant: Russell Bayba