WARNING: No trees were harmed in the writing of this blog!
At least I hope not. Anyway, in central Washington state, there is a resort community that prides itself on environmental responsibility, energy efficiency and sustainability. Its called Suncadia. One of the homes in the resort is called "The Built Green Home" at Suncadia (pictured above). Developed by Brenda Nunes, the home is customized, fiscally and environmentally responsible and employs green building techniques and materials. It is 3,000 square feet, 4 bed 3 bath and is located right on the 13th green of Suncadia's Prospector golf course. The home was built in accordance with the Built Green program. Built Green is an environmentally-friendly, non-profit, residential building program for central Washington. The Built Green Home is one of the highest green-rated homes in Washington with five stars under the Built Green program.
Here are some green features...enjoy! Geothermal heating, radiant floor heating, fluorescent lighting, energy star appliances and light fixtures, higher insulation values, environmentally-friendly paints, caulking, sealants, and insulation. Limited carpeting, state of the art indoor air filtration and cleaning system. Within the framework, the home uses insulated concrete forms, metal roof (which looks great), and pre-finished shingles. Spray foam insulation creates an air tight envelope...stopping air flow through walls and ceilings. Recycling of materials took place during and after constructing. The home definitely has a great look to it and its greened out to the max. Actually, the home looks pretty big...good thing it is greened out. For a 3,000 square foot home in the desert, the utilities have got to be crazy! Because of the success of the Built Green Home, Suncadia hopes to achieve the highest green community rating by guaranteeing that 60% of its future residential units will become green certified under the Built Green program. Nice Job!