Green Buildings of San Mateo County

Hogg Residence

The Hogg Residence was recently remodeled with a conscious effort to incorporate features and materials from the old home into the new one. The old concrete basement was kept as a foundation, all the old douglas fir flooring was kept intact, all existing batt insulation was reused and all the walls, which consisted of vertical redwood boards, were reused in the framing. Redwood boards from the walls were reused in non-structural walls, closets, sheetrock backing, furring, filler boards, and the reconstruction of the Hogg’s backyard shed. The owner is currently constructing a picket fence from the remaining redwood boards that were re-planed.

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Hogg Residence
Honorable Mention: 2005 Sustainable San Mateo County Green Building Award

Green Features:

  • As a substitute for vinyl siding, fiber cement siding was used on the first floor and fiber cement shingles on the second floor. This type of siding is a low maintenance surface for a marine environment.

  • Windows are double glazed with low-e glazing

  • Space heating provided by a high-efficiency hydronic boiler that heats the house through hot water tubing that runs directly beneath the wood flooring. The water heater is a 90% efficient condensing type tank water heater. This type of heating system is more efficient than forced air.

  • Use of FSC certified and salvaged wood in the framing.

  • Use of flyash in concrete.

  • Bricks, used in the patio, were salvaged from other sites as was the wainscoting in the dining room.

  • Low-VOC paints were used throughout the home

  • Small size of the home (1,800 square foot) minimizes use of resources

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Architect: John Hermannsson, John Hermannsson Architect A.I.A.
Builder: Peter Wall, Spectrum Development
Owners: Alec & Michelle Hogg