Proud Green Home at Serenbe 90% tighter than average home

Proud Green Home at Serenbe 90% tighter than average home

To say that the Proud Green Home at Serenbe passed its first test with flying colors may be a bit of an understatement.

The pre-dry wall blower door test found that the home was about 90 percent tighter than a house built to the standard 2009 building code. That means the air sealing and insulation techniques and products from Huber, BASF and others , as well as the installation overseen by builder Luis Imery, have paid off.

Architect Chris Laumer Giddens performed the blower door test as required for the EarthCraft Platinum certification that the home is designed to reach. As Chris posted on his latest construction update, the "the house has a hole that is about 5.5" x 5.5", and it’s about 33,000 cubic feet. If this home were built to just meet the 2009 Energy Code, that hole would be 17″ x 17.″

Watch Chris explain the building science behind this achievement.

Read more about the Proud Green Home at Serenbe.

Photo courtesy of The Imery Group.

Topics: Building Green, Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Companies:, Southface Energy Institute, BASF Corporation, U.S. Green Building Council, Kleendeck, LLC, Serenbe Sustainable Community, LG Squared, Inc., Benjamin Obdyke, Zehnder America, SmartBIM

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