Vai Avenue Residence

This private residence on Vai Avenue in Cupertino is a model of exemplary single family living for the 21st century through an aggressive sustainability agenda; the home is certified LEED Platinum and is net-zero energy/carbon neutral.

Inspired in part by the Case Study House Program of the mid-20th century, Vai Avenue Case Study was designed as a Net-Zero Energy / Carbon Neutral single family residence to address the conditions of the 21st century.

Owner

David and Stephania Kaneda

Location

Cupertino, CA

Size

2,245 sq. ft.

Stats

Net Zero Energy home; LEED for Homes Platinum Certified

Image Credit

Bruce Damonte

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This compact 2,245 square foot home (plus City-required garage) is located on a one-third acre lot in a typical, medium density suburban community. The house provides an open, flexible living space, three bedrooms, home office and family/guest room in spaces that maximize connections to the outdoors while reducing net annual site energy consumption and carbon emissions to zero.

Utilizing conventional construction materials and readily available building technologies, this project illustrates that true Net-Zero Energy homes, located in typical suburban neighborhoods, are attainable today. The project received LEED for Homes Platinum certification.

Awards
AIA East Bay, Merit Award for Exceptional Residential
This private residence on Vai Avenue in Cupertino is a model of exemplary single family living for the 21st century through an aggressive sustainability agenda; the home is certified LEED Platinum and is net-zero energy/carbon neutral.
This private residence on Vai Avenue in Cupertino is a model of exemplary single family living for the 21st century through an aggressive sustainability agenda; the home is certified LEED Platinum and is net-zero energy/carbon neutral.