Zero Energy House - Bellevue WA

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The owners of Shirey Handyman, Donna and Riley Shirey are building a Zero Energy Demonstration Home on the shores of Lake Sammamish. Shirey Contracting Inc. is the builder. The Shirey\'s have been building with green and sustainable ideals before it had the name of "Green Building" and can now showcase their work in this wonderful home while educating the public.

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Zero Energy House - Bellevue WA

  1. 1. Shirey Contracting Presents
  2. 2. Building for over 25 years in the greater Puget Sound area Innovative solutions for home remodeling and custom building projects Incorporate sustainable practices and materials whenever possible Industry leader in the use of Structural Insulated Panels Active within the local community The House of the Future: Shirey Contracting Presents Zero Energy Idea House
  3. 3. Project Overview Located in Bellevue on West Lake Sammamish Parkway 1,630 square-foot innovative, green demonstration project showcasing energy efficiency practices and products Inspire homeowners to move toward energy independence Combines energy generation and conservation techniques to minimize energy bills Document the progress through a website (www.zeroenergyideahouse.com) Public Tours: Open during month of June The House of the Future: Shirey Contracting Presents Zero Energy Idea House
  4. 4. Owners: Donna and Riley Shirey Builder: Shirey Contracting Architect: Clinkston Brunner Architects Structural Engineer: Swenson Say Faget Civil Engineer: J3ME Interior Design: Autumn Donavan Design Landscape Design: Windrose Landscape Architecture Green Roof Design: Triad Associates Energy Consulting: WSU Extension Energy Program Marketing/Project Verification: Green Dog Enterprises Media Relations: Parsons Public Relations Photography/Webmaster: Northwest Property Imaging The House of the Future: Shirey Contracting Presents Zero Energy Idea House
  5. 5. Structural Insulated Panels Planted Living Wall In-floor Radiant Heat 1,200 Square-Foot Vegetated Green Roof Photovoltaic Solar Panels Wind Turbine 3,000 Gallon Cistern to Catch Rainwater Solar Hot Water Real-time Monitoring of Energy Use High-efficiency hydronic heating Energy-Efficient Windows Energy Star Light Fixtures and Appliances Low VOC Paint and Nontoxic Finishes The House of the Future: Shirey Contracting Presents Zero Energy Idea House
  6. 6. Architect David Clinkston of Clinkston Brunner Architects designed the home to be a model of sustainable construction on a challenging site The House of the Future: Shirey Contracting Presents Zero Energy Idea House
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  8. 8. Foundation Work The house sits on a series of deep, auger cast piles and six interconnected grade beams that keep it firmly anchored to the site Soldier piles provide additional shoring for the adjacent roadbed The House of the Future: Shirey Contracting Presents Zero Energy Idea House
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  11. 11. Insulated Concrete Forms A portion of the foundation is constructed of insulated concrete forms (ICFs) ICFs use expanded polystyrene with concrete poured in the middle after rebar has been inserted for reinforcement Result is a strong foundation wall that uses less concrete and is fully insulated The House of the Future: Shirey Contracting Presents Zero Energy Idea House
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  13. 13. Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) SIPs were used to build the floors, walls and roof of the Zero Energy Idea House A SIP building envelope provides high levels of insulation and is extremely airtight The amount of energy used to heat and cool a home can be used by up to 50 percent The House of the Future: Shirey Contracting Presents Zero Energy Idea House
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  18. 18. Planted Living Wall Structurally engineered installation that combines compost with special netting for reinforcement Attractive alternative to a concrete or masonry retaining wall that also absorbs storm water and produces oxygen As the plants grow, their root systems make the wall even stronger The House of the Future: Shirey Contracting Presents Zero Energy Idea House
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  22. 22. In-Floor Radiant Heat Radiant Subfloor panels serve as the structural subfloor The House of the Future: Shirey Contracting Presents Zero Energy Idea House
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  25. 25. Energy Audit to Assess Home s Energy Use Evaluate what measures to take to improve efficiency Enhance energy efficiency, lower utility bills and increase comfort Pinpoint where your home loses energy and determine efficiency of heating and cooling systems Find ways to conserve hot water and electricity Address existing problems such as condensation and uncomfortable or drafty rooms, as well as past yearly energy bills Use equipment to detect sources of energy loss such as blower doors, infrared cameras, furnace efficiency meters and surface thermometers Takes into account lifestyle of residents The House of the Future: Shirey Contracting Presents Zero Energy Idea House
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  29. 29. Here are some things you can do around your house to improve your energy-efficiency: Insulate your water heater and hot water pipes Replace all light bulbs with energy-efficient ones Remove and replace damaged caulk and weather-stripping Upgrade or replace windows Replace your furnace filters regularly Check for leaky ducts in your heating system Replace an older furnace with a high-efficiency system Install high efficiency shower heads Install a programmable thermostat Replace old appliances Turn down the temperature on your water heater Make sure your walls and attic are well insulated The House of the Future: Shirey Contracting Presents Zero Energy Idea House
  30. 30. US Dept. of Energy Consumer Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/consumer/ Energy Star Home Improvement section - http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=home_improvement.hm _improvement_index Consortium for Energy Efficiency, Residential Sector - http://www.cee1.org/resid/resid-main.php3 United States Homeowners Resources http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Family/Homeowners.shtml The House of the Future: Shirey Contracting Presents Zero Energy Idea House
  31. 31. Donna Shirey Shirey Contracting DonnaS@ShireyContracting.com (425) 427-1300 www.shireycontracting.com www.zeroenergyideahouse.com The House of the Future: Shirey Contracting Presents Zero Energy Idea House

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