Casey Bay Residence, Little Dix Resort | Virgin Gorda, BVI
Designed per LEED guidelines, this 4,000 SF two bedroom main house with a 1,500 SF covered outdoor kitchen/dining/sitting area and the two 800 SF guest houses each with 400 SF of covered outdoor living have extensive green building methods incorporated into the design. The home will use rain harvested from the roof for domestic water and gray water from an onsite waste water treatment system to irrigate the landscaping. Designed to maximize natural cooling, the home has large overhangs; 15” thick masonry walls; carefully planned cross ventilation; a vented roof cavity over 3” of rigid insulation. Energy star appliances, dual flush toilets, low flow water fixtures, and solar panels to heat the salt water pool and provide domestic hot water further reduce water and energy consumption. The use of local materials such as concrete masonry units, stone veneer, stone flooring and stone patio paving helped reduce shipping.
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