Net-zero new construction with solar panels and sustainable landscape design

Team of amazing building and design contractors collaborated to create this net-zero home.

Recognized as the best in "Mainstream Green"

This inspiring home is net-zero, which means that between the solar panels on the roof, geo-thermal heating system, and sustainable landscape design this building actually creates more energy than it uses. However, what is most notable about this home is its contemporary yet mainstream look, finally putting to rest the myth that to be green homes must be built in the shape of domes or silos.

Green Builder Media recognizes Kerry Hage of Hage Homes, Marc Sloot of SALA Architects, Lisa Peck and Christina Rymer of LiLu Interiors, and Southview Design's very own Matt Burton for their achievements in sustainable building for Ohm Sweet Ohm in Roseville, MN.

The project also received a 2018 Merit Award from AIA MN.

See more images and learn more about Ohm Sweet Ohm when you visit salaarc.com.


We'd love to share our knowledge with you!

Outdoor Living

Design Inspiration • Before and After • Gardening Guidance • Seasonal Reminders • Sustainable Landscaping Facts • Entertaining Ideas


Landscaping expertise delivered right to your inbox!

More award-winning landscape design projects

Thinking Outside the "Deck"

When Mr. Homeowner says "no deck, please," designers get creative with tiered retaining walls and paver patios.

Swimming Pool Overhaul

Underlying structural issues called for a total backyard overhaul including a new outdoor kitchen, cabana, renovated pool, and sport court.

Vermillion Vista

Captivating swimming pool landscape in Hastings MN designed with every amenity for maximum comfort and fun.

French Quarter Courtyard

Intimate backyard captures the spirit and charm of a New Orleans courtyard with classic brick patio, fireplace, and fleur-de-lis accents

Janet & Paul's Award Winner

Recognized for excellence in design and construction. A steep hill became a casual Northwoods living space.

Pool With A View

A national award-winner. Peaceful outdoor living with wetland views, bluestone pool deck, colorful gardens, and hot tub.

Lakeside Award-Winner

Minnesota backyard resort with swimming pool, pond, putting green, pergola, outdoor kitchen, and fire pit.

Mid-Century Makeover

Unique landscape design with paver driveway and architectural details gives mid-century suburban home outstanding curb appeal plus patios, fire pit, hot tub and outdoor shower.

Northwoods Inspired Backyard Design

When the Builders Association of the Twin Cities and KARE 11 partnered to renovate the KARE 11 Backyard, Southview Design answered the call.

Hillside Forest Retreat

Award-winning lake home landscape combines natural materials with Midcentury modern design, making the most of the surrounding trees.

Backyard National Forest

Steep slope transformed into a backyard inspired by nature. More than a patio! This design includes a backyard waterfall, stream, fire circle, and fly-fishing pond.

Northwoods Magic

Natural Stone Fire pit, seat wall, and patio give this suburban backyard a northwoods, cabin-y feel with natural materials like stone and water.

Green Luxury

An award-winning sustainable landscape design featuring tall shady trees and permeable paver surfaces.

Laid-Back Backyard

Award-winning landscape design in North Oaks. Relaxed outdoor living spaces with fire table, hot tub, and Bluestone hardscaping.

Private Lakeside Paradise

Five years in the making, this secluded backyard will take your breath away. Overcoming significant construction challenges to combine lake access and a private pool.

Award-Winning Small Yard

Minneapolis backyard landscaping includes a dining area, water feature, sunning patio, night lighting, and edible garden without feeling cramped.

Gem Lake Jewel

Working through uncooperative weather and into December, our designer and installation crews went the extra mile (or ten) to create this suburban luxury landscape.

Lakeside Jewel

Expansive views and dramatic landscape design includes an Infinity swimming pool, fire features, an outdoor kitchen, and hot tub.

Keep Browsing

Other Recent Blog Articles

Meet The Enhancements Team Manager Corey Lunde

Not all landscape projects are design/build construction. Smaller landscape upgrades that improve the aesthetics and health of a residential or commercial property are called enhancements. Corey Lunde is Southview's Enhancement Manager.

Spring Yard Tips

When to prune. How much to mulch. Secrets for a greener lawn. Plus, growing flowers that thrive.

Secluded Outdoor Spaces

While the outdoors can make a great place for entertaining, sometimes they are better enjoyed without the company of too many other people.