"Living with a Small Footprint"

By KBJR News 1

October 20, 2010 Updated Oct 21, 2010 at 12:36 PM CDT

Posted By Jeff Edmondson

For many what they leave behind in this world is just as important as what they consume.

In this week's "Your Green Life" Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson looks at a house that is based on a concept of creating the smallest possible carbon footprint.

Living comfortably and being green don't always go hand in hand but in this EDGE Home in Bayfield you'll find everything you need for comfort in a very small package.

"This building doesn't have any garage; it basically distills down the essence of living. We have sleeping, eating, dining, bathing, and fellowship and communal space", says Bill Yudchitz.

How this living space is kept comfortable in the winter makes it one of the greenest structures in the Northland.

"We have geothermal heat, air to air heat exchange; we have radiant heat in the floor from that", says Bill Yudchitz.

This EDGE Home by Revelations Architect costs only 30 dollars a month to heat and it has a unique way to adapt to the climate.

On the North and South side of this building are giant sliding door which provide insulation to the interior while residents are away and for cold evenings.
The home also has something called a butterfly roof which catches rainwater for re–use for use in the bathroom and kitchen.
In Bayfield, I'm Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson, The Northlands Newscenter.

To learn more about this home and other projects that Revelations Architects is involved in, visit them here: www.revarch.com