A Two Storey Building Green Home

Green Home
Title Description
Site Work Minimal disturbance to site (less than 1/3rd), maximum southern solar exposure, no lawn watering systems.
Foundation 25% Recycled Fly Ash content in mix
Frame Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for maximum energy efficiency (R25 in walls, R40 in roof), factory built for production efficiency and yielding superior waste reduction
Building Envelope Super tight with taped seams on all house paper, advanced window and door flashing techniques, and vented siding rainscreen
Siding Preprimed red cedar clapboards (including edges) over vented rainscreen
Windows Energy Star Rated Low U High efficiency with Low E Argon filled double pane glass
Lumber FSC Certified and formaldehyde free lumber for all interior millwork, Engineered lumber included OSB panels
Deck Material Recycled plastic lumber made from recycled HDPE plastic containers
Roofing 30 Year Asphalt shingles over roofing paper barrier with bituminous membrane on the rakes and soffits, aluminum drip edge, large overhanging soffits (12")
Heating System High efficiency (95%+) appropriately sized gas boiler with radiant heat throughout, and programmable thermostats
Plumbing Low flow toilets (1.5GPF), shower and sink aerators for reduced water use, all hot water pipes insulated
Air Circulation A tight house requires mechanical ventilation including a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) and an automatic bathroom fan on timers
Finishes Low VOC finishes throughout including ecostar paint and water based varnishes
Lighting Use of Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs)
Appliances Energy Star Rated
Flooring Locally Harvested and Produced renewable hardwood flooring
Counters Material Reuse of Bowling Alley for counters
Rain Barrel For roof drain water reuse
Recycling Plan Resulted in 60% reduction in waste and 94% of waste material being recycled