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.
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, security systems, and photovoltaic system 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.
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