A Two Storey Building Green Home

Site WorkMinimal disturbance to site (less than 1/3rd), maximum southern solar exposure, no lawn watering systems.
Foundation25% Recycled Fly Ash content in mix
FrameStructural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for maximum energy efficiency (R25 in walls, R40 in roof), factory built for production efficiency and yielding superior waste reduction
Building EnvelopeSuper tight with taped seams on all house paper, advanced window and door flashing techniques, and vented siding rainscreen
SidingPreprimed red cedar clapboards (including edges) over vented rainscreen
WindowsEnergy Star Rated Low U High efficiency with Low E Argon filled double pane glass
LumberFSC Certified and formaldehyde free lumber for all interior millwork, Engineered lumber included OSB panels
Deck Material Recycled plastic lumber made from recycled HDPE plastic containers
Roofing 30 Year Asphalt shingles over roofing paper barrier with bituminous membrane on the rakes and soffits, aluminum drip edge, large overhanging soffits (12")
Heating SystemHigh efficiency (95%+) appropriately sized gas boiler with radiant heat throughout, and programmable thermostats
PlumbingLow flow toilets (1.5GPF), shower and sink aerators for reduced water use, all hot water pipes insulated
Air CirculationA tight house requires mechanical ventilation including a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) and an automatic bathroom fan on timers
FinishesLow VOC finishes throughout including ecostar paint and water based varnishes
LightingUse of Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs)
AppliancesEnergy Star Rated
FlooringLocally Harvested and Produced renewable hardwood flooring
CountersMaterial Reuse of Bowling Alley for counters
Rain BarrelFor roof drain water reuse
Recycling PlanResulted in 60% reduction in waste and 94% of waste material being recycled

Two Storey Building

  • 89 Spectacle Hill Road
  • Bolton, MA 01740
  • 617-438-0313
  • Fax: 978-779-0044
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