High Performance Envelope
A 100% concrete structure serves both as a protective shell from outside elements, and as an insulating barrier that stabilizes interior temperatures. A 60-mil, fleece-backed, white TPO roofing membrane and R-31.5 Icynene under-slab insulation complete the cool roof construction, which reflects around 87% of the sun's UV rays off the roof. The exterior walls of the home are insulated with 1.5” thick R-10 closed cell polyisocyanurate panels.
Separate Living Zones/ Energy Conservation
Using an eight-zone, automated AC system, each split system uses an environmentally friendly R-410a refrigerant, and has a minimum Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 18. High-Volume Low-Speed fans, sized up to 10-ft in diameter, use 50% less energy. Air-conditioned space can be minimized based on occupancy.
Bamboo & Eco-Friendly Products
All cabinets and built-in casework are constructed out of bamboo, which regenerates 3-5 times faster than any wood species, allowing bamboo to have a lower environmental impact. All the paints use zero volatile organic compounds.
Low-flow plumbing fixtures with EPA WaterSense are installed throughout the home. Sinks have a flow rate of 1.5 gpm; showers have a flow rate of 1.5 gpm, but maintain a high water pressure; toilets are ultra-low flow/dual-flush fixtures, using 1.28 gallons per full flush and 0.8 gallons per partial flush.
LED Lighting & ENERGY Star
LED lighting is used throughout the home to significantly reduce electricity consumption as well as eliminate bulb replacement in high ceilings. All of the appliances and built-in electronics throughout the home are Energy-Star rated.
The Home Automation System connects the HVAC, lighting, window shades, television, audio systems, security systems, and photovoltaic system to optimize the energy consumption and production in the home.
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