The Proud Green Home at Serenbe is under construction by the Imery Group. The home is designed to be a net zero residence that produces as much energy as it uses.
ProudGreenHome.com will chronicle the building science behind the green construction project.
Using 2”x6” boards with 24” spacing to frame the home allows the Imery Group to build thicker walls that hold more insulation and boost energy efficiency.
Advanced framing techniques such as California corners, insulated headers, and ladder framing are being incorporated into the Imery Group home at Serenbe.
The building slab is white due to a product called KleenWrap, which captures dust and debris from the framing process. The wrap is removed before installing flooring, keeping sheet rock dust and sawdust out of the home and improving indoor air quality.
The green board is Huber's R-Board Sheathing, an OSB coated with an air barrier and 1" of insulation to reduce thermal bridging. The home also uses engineered lumber products for the roof and floor for design advantages and reduced environmental impact.
The yellow slab edge insulation and the black damp-proofing vapor barrier are used on both the stem wall and footing. A gravel covering drain tile next to the footing provides further protection against moisture.
The Proud Green Home at Serenbe includes a raised slab and stem walls with vapor barrier for moisture control and indoor air quality.