The vision for the Old Hopkins Road (Gaddy) House and surroundings was to build the most environmentally friendly and beautiful house possible in the most socially responsible way possible.

The house has now received the following four certifications:

• U.S. Green Building Council - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes v4, Platinum
Living Building Challenge - Certified Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) v2.1
• Living Building Challenge -  Petal Certified
Passive House Institute US - PHIUS+2015 - PHIUS+ Source Zero



This Clarksville home is a love letter to the environment
By Laura Jane Willoughby  | The Baltimore Sun  |  September 15, 2017
"Gaddy’s modern industrial home in Clarksville is a national prototype for energy efficiency and eco-friendly building and design...."
Read the full article here.

Architect Miche Booz, left, and Ed Gaddy are pictured at Gaddy's home, which Booz designed to high energy-efficient standards. Gaddy’s modern industrial home in Clarksville is a national prototype for energy efficiency and eco-friendly building and design.

The Montgomery County Planning Commission recognized the project by Miche Booz Architect as an exceptional piece of architecture at the Third Annual Design Excellence Awards on October 19, 2017 at the Silver Spring Civic Building. 

The project received a Jury Citation Award commented:

“This project exquisitely restores a stone barn and its adjacent carriage house for public use as a visitor center and museum at the Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. The integrity of the original structures is preserved and the history of the local African American and Quaker communities reinterpreted through multi-media exhibits. ”
2017 Design Excellence Awards Jury

Super-Insulated House
Howard County, MD
Certified Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) v2.1
"A Net Zero Energy Building Certified project must generate one-hundred percent of the project’s energy needs on-site using renewable energy, without the use of on-site combustion."
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Miche exhibited his recent work at the Islesford Dock Gallery in 2016
Little Cranberry Island, Maine


At the Horseshoe Casino Ballroom in Baltimore we accepted the US Green Building Council Wintergreen Award for the Old Hopkins Road House. The award is for excellence in residential green projects in Maryland. With me is Ed Gaddy my client and Taz Ezzat the contracter for the project. We are happy for this one and a big shout out to the whole team who worked on the house.

The solar array for the Old Hopkins Road House has been installed and is shown in the foreground...the house is visible behind and will be a certified Passive House, LEED Platinum as well as meeting most of the Petals for the Living Building Challenge.

This home will make more energy than it uses. We began design for this prototype dwelling a couple of years ago and it is finally finished--minus a few touches. I'll share more once it is properly photographed.