Morning Sun LEED Home

Water Conservation

  • 1.0 gal/flush dual flush toilets from Moen
  • 1.5 gpm bathroom faucets from Moen Evaline
  • 2.2 gpm kitchen faucet from the Moon Medora line
  • 2.5 gpm shower heads and tub faucets from the Moen Eva line
  • Pre-plumbed for future grey water collection
  • 1500 gallon rain water collection tank used for yard irrigation
  • Bosch high efficiency dishwasher

Energy Efficiency

  • PVT, Inc Solar Thermal:  First production system in Oregon
  • 4 kW grid tied photo voltaic solar array
  • Energy efficient instant hot water heater maintains only 0.5 g of hot water capacity
  • Energy Star rated appliance (dishwasher, refrigerator, clothes dryer, clothes washer)
  • Serious Materials windows featuring U-values ranging from 0.14 to 0.18, and Solar heat gain coefficients tuned to the orientation of each window.  These windows maximize passive solar heating and cooling
  • Solar Tubes let in the natural light
  • Thick offset stud walls with blown in fiberglass insulation
  • Energy Performance Score rated at 31 by Energy Trust of Oregon
  • HVAC 15 SEER Zoned mini-split heat pumps
  • Passive solar design

Sustainable Materials

  • Foundation contained 30% fly ash, a pre-consumer
  • recycled product.
  • 100% recycled content crushed concrete “urbanite” in place of gravel
  • Framing lumber was harvested and milled locally
  • Insulation contains 35% recycled material
  • Locally manufactured drywall with 52% pre-consumer recycled content
  • Painted with Metro 100% recycled content paint
  • Carpeted areas covered with 100% wool carpeting from Stanton Carpetà Durable
  • Stained concrete flooring
  • Reclaimed fir stair, mantle & trim
  • Stranded Bamboo Flooring
  • Marmoleum
  • 50%+ Post Consumer Recycled Metal Roofing

Indoor Air Quality

  • Low VOC (4.4g/L), non-toxic, non-carcinogenic subfloor adhesive
  • Extensive hardwood floors
  • Heat Recovery Ventilation system
  • Central vacuum
  • Occupancy-controlled bath fans


The People

Owner: Doug and Emily Boelyn
Project Manager: John Mead
Architect: Matthew Daby
Solar Array: Sunlight Solar

By The Numbers

2,836 – square feet

4.2 – KWPV System

1,500 – gallon capacity of rainwater collection

1 of 4 – homes selected for the 2010 Goal Net Zero Home Tour by Solar Oregon

$266 – combined natural gas and electrical annual cost

1st – Home in Oregon to utilize serious windows