8 kw Photovoltaic System
Passive Solar Design
Solar Hot Water
Non-Toxic Soy Based Insulation
Above Code R-Values
Energy Efficient Appliances
Dual Flush Toilets
Concrete, Bamboo & Marmoleum Floors
Radiant Floor Heating
Non-toxic Paints & Finishes
Whole House Fresh Air Exchanger
High-efficiency Electric Boiler
Wood Burning Stove
Plug-In Vehicle Charging
Low Maintenance & Drought Tolerant Landscaping
What Makes This a Net Zero Energy Home?
An 8 Kilowatt PV array, grid tied to Puget Sound Energy (PSE).
PSE pays $.15 per kilowatt generated and “banks” watts generated in the summer for use in the fall and winter. The PVs will
generate approximately 9,200 kilowatts/year and average household consumption is 9,000. This means
the homeowner will receive $1,350/year from PSE for the electricity generated until 2014 and
possibly beyond w/ new legislation.
What Does Being LEED Certified Mean?
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages
and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the
creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.
A LEED certified home uses less energy, water and natural resources; creates less waste; and is
healthier and more comfortable for the occupants. Benefits of a LEED home include lower energy and
water bills; reduced greenhouse gas emissions; and less exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor
toxins. Established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).