High Performance Envelope
A 100% concrete structure serves as a protective shell from outside elements, and an insulating barrier that stabilizes interior temperatures. A 60-mil, fleece-backed white TPO roofing membrane and R-30 Icynene under-slab insulation complete the cool roof construction, which reflects around 87% of the sun's damaging UV rays off the roof. The exterior walls of the home are insulated with 1.5” thick R-10 closed cell polyisocyanurate panels.
The Control4 Automation System connects the HVAC, lighting, window shades, televisions, and security systems to optimize the energy consumption and production in the home.
Natural Ventilation & Lighting
20-ft ceilings and operable floor to ceiling glazing allow for cross-ventilation and natural lighting in high-traffic areas.
Separate Living Zones/ Energy Conservation
The home is divided into three independently operating living zones (Private, Semi-Public, and Public). Five-zone automated AC system, each split system uses an environmentally friendly R-410a refrigerant, and has a minimum Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 16.5. High-Volume Low-Speed fans, sized up to 10-ft in diameter, use 50% less energy. Sliding barn doors provide flexibility in separating functional and climatic areas of the home so that air-conditioned space can be minimized based on occupancy.
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.
Low-flow plumbing fixtures are installed throughout the home with EPA WaterSense. 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.
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