Good Haus

Designing and building our own house was an opportunity to find the balance and harmony between the three intersecting areas of our work: the handmade house, modern architectural forms and a commitment to high-performance building standards.

When Mela Breen and David Good designed and built their own high-performance home in Nevada City, California, they aimed to find harmony between aesthetics and performance. The result was “Good Haus,” a play on David’s name and Passivehaus. Good Haus is projected to reach zero-net energy thanks in part to its use of Mitsubishi Electric Zoned Comfort Solutions®. The full Case Study details the home’s unique compartmentalized design and efficiency goals, with perspective from the architect and photos of the home and equipment installations. Download the PDF below to read more.


Good Haus

Project Location: Nevada City, California
Completion Date: December 2018

Project Team

  • Builder/Designer: Atmosphere Design Build, Grass Valley, California
  • HVAC Installer/Contractor: Balance Point Home Performance, Grass Valley, California
  • Energy Rater: Melas Energy Engineering, Nevada City, California

Mitsubishi Electric Equipment Installed (Per Home)

  • (2) MSZ-FH06NA Wall-Mounted Indoor Units
  • (2) MUZ-FH06NA Hyper-Heating Outdoor Units
  • (1) MSZ-FH09NA Wall-Mounted Indoor Unit
  • (1) MUZ-FH09NA Hyper-Heating Outdoor Unit
Product Category
Ductless Systems
Application
Home Residence
Completion Date
December, 2018
Location
California
Case Study Type
For Homeowners
Text Box Type
aesthetics
energy savings/rebates/efficiency
hyper-heat
new construction
passive house
zoning

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