March 27th, 2018 (Salem, OR) – Nathan Good Architects, PC, is thrilled and honored to announce that a home of their design has been awarded First Place in Global Architecture’s “Rethinking the Future” sustainable design awards program in the Built Residence category.

The LEED for Homes Platinum-Certified residence is nestled above the scenic Deschutes River in Central Oregon. This 4,000 square foot home was designed to weave around rock outcroppings and ragged juniper trees in the arid open-range environment.

Sustainable features such as a solar-electric system, exterior solar shades (both fixed and operable), triple-pane windows, enhanced insulation and an electric car charging system integrate modern technology to benefit the environment. The all-electric home has achieved an Energy Performance Score of 0 (zero) as a result of the 21,765 kWh of annual electric generation and 17,287 kWh of annual electric consumption.

The award-winning residence was designed with resilience in mind, enabling the residents to prepare for the unexpected. The 15 kW Tesla “Power Wall” battery back-up system, amateur radio tower, wood burning fireplace, 1,800-gallon potable water cistern, and attached greenhouse provide a multitude of self-sustaining resources for the occupants.

Nathan Good Architects is a leading Northwest architecture firm creating meaningful and memorable environments. The firm designs both commercial and residential buildings that provide an ideal marriage of design and sustainability. Nathan Good Architects is located in Salem, Oregon with projects spanning from Alaska to Mexico and across the continental United States. For more information, visit


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