Builder Sy Safi of UberGreen Spaces & Homes chose the CWL Spectrum whole-house water filtration system from Environmental Water Systems to provide clean water for the home. The system removes chlorine as well as trace amounts of pharmaceuticals and carcinogens that can be found in city water.
Known as Su Verde, or "About Green" in Italian, the high performance home in the Norton Commons development in Louisville is seeking certifications from multiple organizations, including DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, LEED, Passive House, National Green Building Standard, Living Building Challenge Petal Certification and the LBC Net Zero Certification.
The home reflects the builder's and architect's passion for creating a uniquely beautiful and highly livable home that is also very resource efficient. They view water as a finite resource that requires vigilant stewardship and a creative approach to helping others understand their responsibilities toward that resource.
Companies: Environmental Water Systems
All of the homes will be capable of achieving the carbon-neutral standard promoted by the city of Austin for all new construction homes,
Strict attention to detail helps the Proud Green Home of Louisville deliver a high level of indoor air quality and efficiency to the high performance home.
Sponsored by: Aeroseal
For the past 100 years, the way your fridge preserved your food has been rooted in technology dating back to the mid-1800s, but that is about to change.
Induction cooktops have seized an additional 10 percent of electric cooktop market share since 2008.
As energy efficiency continues to improve, water conservation is becoming the next frontier in residential building.
Spending time with the family is the highlight of every holiday, but spending time in the kitchen can be a drag.
At the 2016 EEBA Conference and Expo, building science experts discussed the benefit of the incorporating green building techniques and outcomes into the IECC code, and the benefit of additional voluntary green building programs.
Some builders see high performance building as a differentiator in the market; others adopt a wait-and-see attitude.
Duct leakage in residential homes costs consumers $25 billion each year.
Regardless of whether a building has a tank or tankless water heater, the water in the lines between the water heater and the fixture loses heat
Drywall products from CertainTeed are part of the package that will deliver a high performance home to its new owners.
The future is now when it comes to smart appliances.
There are many paths to sustainability, and the Proud Green Home of Louisville is traveling many of them.