Teen Activity Center
Site characteristics or focus during construction or remodel: Utilizing a recycled building, the Parks and Recreation Department wanted to provide as much green technology as possible in the construction of the building.
Construction Type: Raised Floor, 2x6 frame construction
Passive Solar System: Plenty of south facing glass
Active Solar System: 2kw solar photovoltaic system
Main Heating System: Geothermal Heat pump
Conservation Features: Building has incorporated blown-in wet cellulose wall insulation and advanced home weatherization features
Subjective Evaluation/ design considerations: Conservation features coupled with the geothermal heat pump and active solar system on the roof results in a comfortable, highly energy-efficient structure, with low energy bills.
Project: Teen Activity Center
Owner: Truckee Parks & Recreation
Size: 2,800 square feet
Designer: Ron Gaunt
Date of Construction: Mid-1900’s; Renovated 1998