04 Oct '11, 1pm

Evergreen homes: The Sentinel

Evergreen homes: The Sentinel

As part of the Built Green certification -seeking remodeling project, the three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home underwent extensive pre- and post-renovation energy performance testing through the Earth Advantage Institute ’s Energy Performance Score (EPS) program, a “miles-per-gallon” rating system for homes, if you will. To achieve an acceptable score, the Sentinel received a ductless mini-split heat pump system, dual pane windows, spray foam insulation, bio-ethanol fireplaces, and more. The home was also treated to a host of sustainable interior bells and whistles such as Energy Star appliances, low-flow faucets and showerheads, bamboo flooring, low-VOC paints, and railings locally crafted from recycled aluminum. And this is cool: The purchase of the Sentinel included an iPad, allowing the new owner to easily tap into the home’s advanced energy monitoring system. And did I me...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/remodeling-design/blogs/ever...

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