Moving Toward Zero Energy Homes in California: "Green" House Effect Makes Sense in the Golden State
The New American Home, an annual project that is focused on the future of homebuilding, features the latest marketable technologies. This particular home was created and monitored in California. Its key characteristics, which made the project successful, include:
- Tile roof with TechShield radiant barrier sheathing and R-38 attic insulation
- R-13 cellulose insulation
- Low-e-squared Milgard Suncoat with vinyl frames
- Large areas of flooring tile and hardwood to improve summer thermal comfort
- Enery Star appliances
Explore the features that make a demonstration home energy-efficient, so you can translate those green components to your own home.