The owners of the home invested more than $1.2 million in order to educate the public and industry about green homes.
Rigid foam insulation adds an R-value of 6.5 to the building envelope.
A pair of 1,500 gallon tanks were installed for rain water collected from roof drainage. This water will be used for irrigation purposes only. When full, the tanks will slowly release the water through several underground perforated pipes.
The living room shows off the home’s LED lighting system. According to the builder, the home is one of only a few in the country to be lit entirely by LEDs.
The kitchen features highly energy-efficient Bosch appliances and bamboo cabinets and special sustainable tiling on the floor.
All bathrooms in the home feature Water Sense fixtures as well as recycled sinks from Kohler.
The home relies on solar panels and a geothermal system for its heating and cooling needs.
The home's LED lights are visible from the outside at night and cast a pleasant glow throughout the home.
The home's indoor air quality system on display in the attic in front of the spray foam insulated attic joists.