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Laboratory green home, Plus5 Home Advantage, Belleville, IL

Laboratory green home, Plus5 Home Advantage, Belleville, IL

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  • 1. 1020 West A Street Near-Zero Energy Green Home
  • 2. <ul><li>Saves money (Now &amp; Later) </li></ul><ul><li>Saves Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Owners become leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Green homes are healthy homes </li></ul><ul><li>Family friendly-Less time on maintenance, more time with your kids </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate use of wealth </li></ul>Why build Green?
  • 3. This home is filled with an endless amount of products specifically made to Reduce Energy Expenditures and Lessen the impact on the Environment. Did You Know?
  • 4. <ul><li>The walls of this home are constructed with Logix Brand ICF-Insulated Concrete Forms </li></ul>Green Components:
  • 5. <ul><li>The Nova-Briks are made of crushed, recycled concrete instead of clay and do not require the use of mortar. </li></ul><ul><li>They come in a variety of colors &amp; sizes and can be used on any home. </li></ul>
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  • 7. <ul><li>Our roof is constructed of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) made by Eagle Panel Systems, Inc. </li></ul>Green Components:
  • 8. <ul><li>The steel Tamko roofing shingles, made from recycled materials, are expected to last 50-75 years. </li></ul><ul><li>This is well beyond the typical 15 year period for asphalt roofs. </li></ul>Green Components:
  • 9. <ul><li>On the south side of the roof, we chose to install a solar photovoltaic system. </li></ul><ul><li>Capable of producing 1Kw/day, this house will receive credit for any unused energy. </li></ul>Green Components:
  • 10. <ul><li>The floor in this home serves not only as an attractive element, but also as a solar radiator. </li></ul><ul><li>In cold winter months, sunlight warms the concrete and the heat is then released throughout the evening hours. </li></ul>Green Components:
  • 11. <ul><li>Recycled, antique glass blocks form the stairwell around a salvaged, cast aluminum spiral staircase. </li></ul>Green Components:
  • 12. <ul><li>The Carrier HVAC system in this home was engineer designed. </li></ul><ul><li>It is about 1/3 the size of ones found in similar homes. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses eco-friendly refrigerants. </li></ul>Green Components:
  • 13. <ul><li>The hot water in this home is generated from a Rheem tankless water heater. </li></ul><ul><li>Hot water is generated as needed, not stored in the tank. </li></ul>
  • 14. <ul><li>The toilets are also extra efficient, with a dual flushing option saving water with each flush. </li></ul>                                                                                     
  • 15. <ul><li>Insulated with five different types of insulation for comparison. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses Velux brand Sun Tunnels to go “off grid” for daylight lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Exterior is finished with aluminum corrugated siding instead of vinyl. </li></ul>Green Garage
  • 16. What style of homes can be built Green?? You may be wondering...
  • 17. Anything you can imagine! Any shape, Any style. Can be built on any lot, anywhere.
  • 18. Just find the floor plan of your dreams and watch it turn into reality!
  • 19. From the Complex…
  • 20. To the Cool.
  • 21. <ul><li>-Building a sustainable, low-energy home can be done for almost the same amount as it costs to build a traditional home. </li></ul><ul><li>-The cost per square foot of an ICF constructed home is on the average between $125-$145/sq.Ft. </li></ul>Worried about cost?
  • 22. However, a Green home costs far less over the life of the home. <ul><li>Low Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Low Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Low Energy </li></ul><ul><li>High Resale </li></ul>
  • 23. How Long? -A 1500 Sq Ft home can typically be completed within a 3 month time frame.
  • 24. <ul><li>When building a low-impact, low-energy home the possibilities are endless. </li></ul><ul><li>From the roofing systems, to exterior finishes, to the way you choose to heat/cool your home; you have the choice to mix and match any options at your disposal. </li></ul>What are my options?
  • 25. Energy Options: -Solar -Geothermal -Wind
  • 26. Roofing Systems -Asphalt -Standing Seam -Wood/Cedar -Clay Tiles -Metal/Steel -Slate
  • 27. Exterior Choices: -Novabrik -Sustainable Harvested Wood Siding - Hardie Board (Cement Siding) -EIFS (Dry-vit) -Recycled Plastic
  • 28. <ul><li>Environmentally friendly plasters </li></ul><ul><li>No or Low VOC paint </li></ul><ul><li>Grass Cloth </li></ul><ul><li>Paperless Drywall </li></ul><ul><li>Recycled Ceiling Tiles </li></ul>Interior Finish Options
  • 29. Eco-Friendly Floor Choices Choosing green floors not only helps the environment, but it can be healthier for your family as well. Also, they don&apos;t use toxic chemicals like some traditional flooring choices do. The options that follow are considered eco-friendly because they are made from recycled or easily replenished materials.
  • 30. <ul><li>Using reclaimed or recycled soft or hardwoods has a low impact on the environment, since you&apos;re using a material that was already harvested long ago, instead of depleting current forests. </li></ul>Recycled Hardwoods <ul><li>Reclaimed woods can be salvaged from old properties. </li></ul>
  • 31. <ul><li>Bamboo looks and feels a lot like hardwood, but since bamboo is a grass and not a tree, it&apos;s easily replenished. </li></ul><ul><li>The bamboo used in flooring is harvested from managed plantations and grows back in about four years.  </li></ul>Bamboo
  • 32. <ul><li>Cork is manufactured from the bark of living trees (without hurting the tree itself), so it&apos;s an ideal sustainable material. </li></ul><ul><li>In fact, the harvesting of cork bark actually stimulates the growth of the tree. </li></ul>Cork Flooring
  • 33. <ul><li>Today, old beer and wine bottles are being recycled and transformed into glass floor tiles. </li></ul><ul><li>The cracking and bubbling that is a result of the recycling process adds visual interest to the floor. </li></ul><ul><li>You can get rubber carpet padding and rubber flooring that is made from shredded tires. </li></ul><ul><li>Every 100 square feet of flooring keeps 7.5 tires from going into land fills. </li></ul>Recycled Glass or Rubber
  • 34. Recycled Glass Tiles Recycled Rubber
  • 35. <ul><li>-Dual Flush Extra Efficient Toilet </li></ul><ul><li>-Electronic Timers on Fixtures </li></ul><ul><li>Low Flow Fixtures </li></ul>Water Conservation Options <ul><li>-Rain Barrels </li></ul><ul><li>Brown Water Recycling </li></ul><ul><li>-Drought resistant plantings </li></ul>
  • 36. Additional Benefits of Eco-Friendly Building Termite &amp; Mold Proof Tornado &amp; Fire Resistant Tax Credits Governmental Grants Low Maintenance
  • 37. is a wise choice. Building Materials Using Recycled

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