This brochure describes The New American Home, an annual project that is focused on the future of homebuilding. Industry experts team to design, build and monitor a demonstration home that has been equipped with the latest marketable technologies and projects. Some of the features in this home include:
Solar thermal panels for water heating
Four high-efficiency heat pump units
Minimum of 14 SEER for condensing units
All air handling equipment and ductwork within conditioned space
Attic predominantly unvented with a small vented section to be used for testing
High-performance windows with a spectrally selective low-emmissivity coating to reduce cooling and heating costs
If you live in a hot to humid climate with a goal of having an energy-efficient home, exploring these specifications will help determine your path.