The Energy Lab is an outdoor classroom space for educational programs at The Ecology Center, a non-profit organization housed at the historic Congdon Residence, the oldest wood-framed structure in San Juan Capistrano.

Constructed of sustainable materials, the design solution for a structure to support an 8-panel photovoltaic array takes cues from the agrarian site and consists of exposed timber framing and a modular green roof system at the asymmetrical gable. Green features include FSC-certified timber, as well as Richlite panels, a natural fiber composite material, used as a semi-transparent slatted enclosure.

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Modern home with Shed & Studio and Living Space Room Type. A sustainable outdoor classroom at an agricultural site in Southern California utilizes renewable energy and a living roof to provide power to the historic building and hands-on learning opportunities for visitors. Photo  of Energy Lab at the Ecology CenterView Photos

A sustainable outdoor classroom at an agricultural site in Southern California utilizes renewable energy and a living roof to provide power to the historic building and hands-on learning opportunities for visitors.

Modern home with Outdoor, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Wood Fences, Wall, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Walkways, and Garden. Richlite composite fiber slats at asymmetrical gable

#green #cladding #materials Photo 2 of Energy Lab at the Ecology CenterView Photos

Richlite composite fiber slats at asymmetrical gable

#green #cladding #materials

Modern home with Outdoor, Field, Garden, Walkways, Vegetables, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Horizontal Fences, Wall, and Wood Fences, Wall. view towards farmland beyond solar photovoltaic structure / agricultural site, San Juan Capistrano

#farm #greenbuilding Photo 3 of Energy Lab at the Ecology CenterView Photos

view towards farmland beyond solar photovoltaic structure / agricultural site, San Juan Capistrano

#farm #greenbuilding

Modern home with Outdoor, Garden, Field, Desert, Walkways, Horizontal Fences, Wall, and Wood Fences, Wall. local farm cat at the Ecology Center, Orange County, California Photo 4 of Energy Lab at the Ecology CenterView Photos

local farm cat at the Ecology Center, Orange County, California

Modern home with Outdoor, Rooftop, Gardens, and Shrubs. living roof detail / modular liveroof system with contemporary aluminum landscape edging

#greenroof #succulents Photo 5 of Energy Lab at the Ecology CenterView Photos

living roof detail / modular liveroof system with contemporary aluminum landscape edging

#greenroof #succulents

Modern home with Exterior, Green Roof Material, Shed Building Type, and Gable RoofLine. pv system and green roof modules from below

#pv #energy #sustainability  Photo 6 of Energy Lab at the Ecology CenterView Photos

pv system and green roof modules from below

#pv #energy #sustainability

Modern home with Exterior, Shed Building Type, Green Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, and Shed RoofLine. The photovoltaic array generates enough power for all the energy needs of the historic main building.

#photovoltaic #solar #roof #farmhouse #agrarian Photo 7 of Energy Lab at the Ecology CenterView Photos

The photovoltaic array generates enough power for all the energy needs of the historic main building.

#photovoltaic #solar #roof #farmhouse #agrarian

structural detail // half-round washer at custom timber joint connection  

#woodworking #timber Photo 8 of Energy Lab at the Ecology Center modern homeView Photos

structural detail // half-round washer at custom timber joint connection

#woodworking #timber

rustic outdoor classroom / orange county, ca Photo 9 of Energy Lab at the Ecology Center modern homeView Photos

rustic outdoor classroom / orange county, ca

Credits

Posted By
Photographer
  • jimmy cheng
Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Farmhouse
  • Year
  • 2009