1. SIPs construction: 6.5” walls R-27, 10.25” roof panels R-40, Air tight construction.
2. Superior Wall Foundation System: Prefab concrete panels with 8” of polystyrene R-35. The rim joists sealed with icynene insulation foam.
3. Energy-Star Andersen 400 Series windows & patio doors: Auto System in clerestory also reduces daytime energy consumption
4. Energy-Star Entry full view doors: Bring in natural light while limiting heat transfer.
5. Solar Tubes: Bring natural light in to reduce daylight energy consumption
6. Energy-Star ceiling fans: Help control comfort, ventilate and operate efficiently. A ceiling fan can reduce room temp by up to 4 degrees.
7. Electric switch system: Designed to turn off designated outlets to control or eliminate phantom electricity usage.
8. TED (The Energy Detective): Monitors electric usage in real time. Relays info in KW or dollars. “if you can measure it, you can manage it.
9. Smoke glass doors: Provide privacy while letting light into the interior.
10. Insulation wrapped Whirlpool electric hot water heater: User controls to set efficiency and control water temp. Strategically placed within a short distance to all faucets, thus reducing water waste and the wait for hot water. Shower heads are low flow 1.6 gal per minute (typical 2.5g/m) . Low flow toilets use 1.28 gal per flush (typical 1.6g/f).
11. Energy-Star heat pump: (SEER 14) Equipped with Aprilaire ventilation system controls fresh air and humidity levels for cost effective comfort control.
*This all electric home qualifies for reduced winter utility rates offered by Duquesne Light in Carnegie.
12. Energy-Star appliances and lighting fixtures: Reduce energy consumption. Appliances and lighting account for 17% of a home’s annual energy usage.
Programmable Thermostat: Reduces energy consumption.