Company BONE Structure the designer and builder of luxury custom homes recently delivered on the professor’s request for a net-zero solution with the completion of a beautiful 3,200 square foot home that not only meets California’s 2020 Zero Net Energy (ZNE) new home building requirements, but also seismically resistant and made of 89 percent recycled steel, because the Professor Mark Jacobson wanted an energy efficient home that he could customize to his liking.
The key to Professor Jacobson’s new net-zero home is BONE Structure’s innovative and lightweight steel frame system laser cut in a factory and delivered for on-site assembly. “The steel frame system allows for exciting design features that would not be possible using traditional building methods,” said Professor Jacobson. “Interior spaces and window lines can run up to 25 feet between columns.”
Precut openings in the steel structure allow for easy installation of electrical, plumbing, heating, and ventilation systems. Precut insulation panels slot between the steel columns and the shell is further sealed with spray-on polyurethane foam insulation. The net-zero home is powered entirely with electricity.