"Will This Home Meet Our Clients' "Sustainably Built" Expectations?"
Recently JT and I were exploring the area for our "green" clients hoping to unearth a few "hidden gems"...As we scouted the Asheville area, JT "happened" to bump into and start up a conversation with a young couple . it seems they had just completed construction of a "sustainably built' home, their second such project. As it turned out, they even were considering selling this home. Talk about LUCK!
Will this home meet our clients' Sustainably Built expectations? Take a look at the details below and let us know what you think...
House area: 1,344 square feet Decks and porch: 586 square feet
Foundation: 8" CMU foundation wall on reinforced concrete footing, Bituminous damp proofing applied, face of CMU. NOTE: Continuous footing drain around perimeter of house
Floor Framing System: Double LVL support beam on CMU piers, Trus-Joist floor joists (engineered by Trus-Joist), ¾" floor sheathing
Exterior Walls: 2x6 studs at 16" o.c., 5/8" sheathing (zip tape system), R-19 fiberglass insulation with paper face, Peachtree doors and windows- metal clad exterior- wood interior.
NOTE: Hardi-Panel cementitious siding, Lap siding factory finished and warrantied, Standard sheets cut as required
Roof: Trus-Joist rafters at 24" o.c. and 19.2" o.c., 5/8" sheathing, Titanium roof paper, Galvalume roof panels and trim, Factory painted aluminum seamless gutters and downspouts, Velux fixed roof windows
Interior Walls: 2x4 or 2x6 wood studs at 16" o.c., ½" gypsum board, Ceramic tiles at bathrooms, Paint grade birch veneer doors 1-3/8" solid core pre-hung
Ceilings: 1x6 tongue and groove lodgepole pine ceiling with Tung Oil finish in main living area, ½" gypsum board ceiling at all other locations
Floors: Ceramic tile at both bathrooms and utility room, Hand scraped bambooat all other locations
Cabinets: Kitchen: Manufactured birch veneer system, Vanities: Custom "locust" cabinets by local artisan
Bedrooms: Built-in wardrobe units (see photo JT took on the site)
Mechanical System: Heat Pump-York electric heat pump (13 SEER) with York air handler
Solar Water Heater: 80 gallon tank with electric heating element and copper tubing heat exchanger as manufactured by Richmond, Eagle Sun collector, Non-toxic glycol coolant
Finishes: Paint: Interior-Sherwin Williams "Harmony" (no/low VOC) Exterior-Sherwin Williams
Appliances: EnergyStar® Refrigerator, Range, Dishwasher
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