The Green House at 1048 Lake St

Designed by A. K. Smith Architects, this home at 1048 Lake Street was built with the environment in mind. With an exterior of Structural Integrated Panels (SIPS) this home is already 65% more energy efficient than standard frame construction and 2 1/2 times stronger! But the exterior is only the beginning; an emphasis on green living was made throughout this home with everything from home automation systems to carpet made from soy and corn oil. In total, the home has 2,800 square feet of living space and features four bedrooms and three bathrooms. This rare find is currently on the market for $599,500.

So what makes this home so green?

  • ICF Foundation: An insulated concrete foundation excludes the interior of the home from the temperature fluctuations of the outside world.
  • SIPS Panel Construction: With the walls and roof made up entirely of SIPS Panels this foam features strong walls with an R40 insulation value. The ceilings, being twelve inches thick have an R80 insulating Value.
  • Solar: This home has been built with passive solar features to reduce heat gain in the summer and optimize sunlight in the winter. Natural daylighting is featured with optimal window placement, skylights and unique translucent panels in the upstairs hall that allow daylight to move between floors. To top this all off the home has been built with the future in mind and is ready now for your future active solar needs.
  • Radiant Heating: Powered by a tankless water heater, the highly efficient , 3 zone radiant heating system will not only heat the home, but your hot water. A highly efficient secondary forced air system will take the chill off of the second floor on those super cold winter nights, but the open stairs and living area will allow the radiant and fireplace heat to rise throughout the home on most nights, without the need of the forced air system.
  • Passive Cooling – With SIPS construction this home is so well insulated that the passive solar features and abundant windows will provide the ventilation and protection necesarry to keep your home naturally and comfortably cool.
  • Pella High Performance Windows and Doors: These ultra efficient windows protect you and your home from extreme heat and cold along with blocking UV rays.
  • Low Flow Fixtures: With low flow fixtures you can rest assured that you will not be sending any more water down the drain than is necesary.
  • Interior Finishes: With no or low VOC finishes throughout this home you know that the air you breath is free of harmful compounds. The Timbercreek cabinetry is made of bamboo, the kitchen counters are 70% recycled glass and the clear glass backsplashes are also recycled. The Mohawk Carpet throught the home has been manufactured from Soybean and Corn sugars and is 100% recyclable.
  • Home Automation: Control everything from the fireplace to the thermostats with your Control4 Home Automation System. Not only is this extreme convenience it is also energy efficient. Wouldn’t be cool if you could control everything in your home with your iPhone? Well, you can with this home. Control4 uses dimmers, timers and occupancy sensors to reduce energy waste. A typical 3-bedroom home with a Control4 system will eliminate over 850 pounds of CO2 emissions each year. Control4 also lets you control the amount of wattage used by light bulbs, which not only saves electricity and reduces energy bills but extends the life of bulbs as well.
  • Appliances: In the kitchen there are highly efficient Bosch Appliances with an EcoSense Dishwasher and Energy Star rated refrigerator along with a Bosch gas cooktop and Bosch Convection Oven.

For more information contact Andrew Stone, Realtor and EcoBroker, Windermere Real Estate, 801-201-8681.

Sales Contact: Andrew Stone, Windermere Real Estate (801) 201-8681

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