Knight Residence - Atascadero, California


This home includes the principals of passive solar design: Orientation, Ventilation, Insulation, and Mass. It utilizes southern orientation with properly sized window overhangs and heat-rejecting glass, proper ventilation including a whole house fan and solar powered attic fans, abundant insulation, and a high level of thermal mass (concrete floors and window sills etc.). Even in the hot north county climate, the house maintains comfortable interior temperatures with no air conditioning. A 3 kW PV array provides almost all the electricity needed.

  • Program: 3,100 SF Custom Home, near Zero-Net Energy
  • Architect: Jennifer Rennick
  • Construction: Semmes & Company