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DC Solar Home Tour


The 2011 Tour of Solar Homes and Buildings included Cunningham | Quill Architects’ Right Size House on Sunday, October 2nd. Each year the tour features over 50 homes, all examples of sustainable living, highlighting innovative solar design and technology concepts.

Right Size House  |  Falls Church, VA

The Right Size House is a new, 2,400 sf modern passive-solar home designed to meet LEED for Homes Platinum criteria. It has a well-insulated envelope built with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). The house features highly efficient appliances, plumbing fixtures, lighting, and hybrid HVAC equipment. In addition, rainwater is collected in an underground cistern, helping to flush toilets and irrigate the zero-grass landscaping. The home has also been featured on the USA TodayGreen House Blog.