Green Building

Wisconsin home combines green technology and green surroundings

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 09:35

A couple in Baraboo, Wisconsin, was able to convert their dream house into reality, as the Bruns family completed their home in the woods with a radiant heating system and three-and-a-half acres of wildlife for surroundings, according to Madison Magazine.

Stephen and Amy Bruns wanted to separate themselves from society and reduce their carbon footprint at the same time. They were able to accomplish these tasks in the construction of their modern house.

The couple discovered the property in the woods and decided to move forward with the construction.

"This was really a great opportunity to explore ideas," Stephen told the Magazine.

The couple wanted to use sustainable technology for their residence, due to their love for the environment and their desire to pay less for energy. They settled on a radiant heating system for their 1,500-square-foot home.

A radiant heating system can fit nicely into a small residence, as the technology doesn't require the use of radiators, air vents or heating ducts, which can often take up space and make the residence look crowded.