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The home excels in every facet of sustainability, focusing on material conversaiton, through the use of recycled and local materials.

The plumbing fixtures are water conserving, and with a spray irrigation septic system water consumption is greatly reduced.

Cast earth walls
  • 100 yr old salvaged french doors
  • 5-panel solid core salvaged doors
  • Victorian era salvaged door hardware
  • Recycled flooring
  • Recycling center
  • Engineered floor trusses
  • Cast Earth
  • All flooring is durable
  • Cut trees chipped on site
  • On-site waste reduction
  • Site specific design
  • Spray foam insulation
    Health, Safety
  • Low-Voc paints
  • No vapor barrier.
  • 1in pleated media filter
  • Humidistat
  • Exhaust fans
  • Hard-surface flooring
  • Finishes water based
  • No-Voc adhesives
  • Formaldehyde free insulation
  • Ventilation commissioned
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Main electrical panel set-back from bedrooms
  • Wood  is 1ft above soil
  • Exterior wood/concrete separated by metal
  • Borate treatment
  • Photovoltaic System
  • Direct gain solar energy thermal mass construction
  • Designed by design team
  • Operable thermal chimney
  • Large covered porch
  • Low-E Glass
  •  600 sq. ft. of living space per ton of cooling
  • Cooling system sized by Manual J based on actual design and orientation
  • Duct installation to City of Austin Energy Code
  • 14.0 SEER A/C system
  • Ceiling fans in major rooms
  • Programmable thermostat
  • Total fill insulation
  • Double pane windows
  • Light-color for exterior
  • No skylights
  • HVAC  designed and tested by Home Performance specialist
  • Sealed recessed cans
  • Compact fluorescent fixtures
  • 3 kwh PV system
  • Member C.O.A. Greenchoice

  • Zoysia Empire Grass
  • Low-flow showerheads
  • Existing vegetation is 90% undisturbed
  • Zoysia  turfgrass
  • Native plants utilized
  • Spray septic  irrigation system
  • Future Rainwater system