Dan Brunn, AIA, Principal of Dan Brunn Architecture has designed a one-of-a kind “bridge house,” that will, literally, bridge over a stream. The 4,500-square-foot home serves as a demonstration of innovation and forward-thinking processes. When completed, Bridge House will stretch 210 feet across the grounds, straddling a brook in an architectural maneuver that gives the project its name. Built by Modaa Construction, Bridge House uses the patented BONE Structure steel framing technology and integrates numerous systems which allow it to achieve Net Zero Energy Efficiency.
A Net Zero Energy (NZE), as defined by the California Energy Commission, is a building for which the amount of energy provided by on-site renewable energy sources is equal to the amount of energy used by the building, over the course of one year.