Granite Legacy – Leaving a Legacy in South Salt Lake
Green Home Builder
February 1, 2020
Granite Legacy features KTGY’s award-winning Bellows home, a modern sustainable family home concept
Figure 1. The Bellows home won the Housing Innovation award from the Department of Energy, and is one of the plans found in Granite Legacy.
2019 was a big year for KTGY Architecture + Planning. Not only were they named Green Home Builder Magazine’s Green Architect of the Year, they also received an impressive nod from the United States Department of Energy for a design featured in the highly desired Granite Legacy.
This new development in South Salt Lake, Utah, provides energy-efficient homes in a comfortable and attainable setting. KTGY was able to make Granite Legacy possible with help from builder, developer, and long-time partner Garbett Homes.
The specific piece of the puzzle that caught the attention of the energy department was a design titled, The Bellows. This modern single-family home design by KGTY received the Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Award in the Production category. This award recognizes forward-thinking builders that demonstrate some of the best innovations in zero-energy-ready homebuilding.
Part of what makes The Bellows home and the Granite Legacy community as a whole so remarkable is the attention to detail in the design and execution. One of the goals set early on was for Granite Legacy to be powered by sun light through the use of photovoltaic solar panels.
“Granite Legacy offers homes built so efficiently that all or most of the home’s energy consumption can be offset with solar,” said Bill Ramsey, Principal at KTGY Architecture + Planning.
This is an abridged version of an article from Green Home Builder Magazine. Click here to read the full article on page 34 or the link below.