Sustainable Design Studio Shed
by Jeff Fletcher
The Sustainable Design Studio Shed is designed to utilize basic eco-friendly concepts and materials to create sustainable space. Rainwater collection, Green roof system, solar arrays and spatial orientation help produce a place that minimizes energy costs and treads less on the natural environment.
The green roof is irrigated with rainwater. Any excess runoff is collected with in the concrete bench on south side of shed for later use. The solar array system produces power for the shed. In addition, it doubles as a shade structure for the patio space beneath at the south side of the shed. A large array of glass doors and windows face the north in order to capture the shaded light. This provides the most consistent daylight though the day and minimizes daytime power usage.