Green Points

Exceed the City of Boulder Green Points standards, sometimes by more than 75%
Exceed the required energy efficiency under the 2000 International Energy Code, sometimes by more than 50%
Sound Rating exceeds International sound transmission standards
PEX water supply piping

Energy Efficiency

92% energy efficient furnaces with sealed combustion for much lower transference of outside cold air, saving money & energy Insulated to exceed the
International Energy Code Standard
Setback Thermostat
Energy efficient windows with Low-E glass
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) system designs to promote Air
Destratification, which lowers energy bills
13-SEER Air Conditioning unit for higher efficiency
Option to customize your entire HVAC system for your home’s specific needs
2 x 6 Framed walls provides better insulation
GE appliances are energy efficient

Indoor Air Quality and Health

Low Solvent Construction Adhesives
Sealed gas furnaces
Sealed mechanical room doors, when
Non-CCA treated decking & lumber
Rough-in for radon mitigation systems
Low Toxic Water-Based wood & floor finishes
Sherwin Williams Low VOC paint
James Hardie® Siding materials used are a cementateous, non-combustible, with a 50 year manufacturer warranty, per plan

Conservation of Natural Resources

Wood, metal and cardboard construction debris are recycled on-site
OSB sub floor versus resource intensive plywood
OSB and gypsum wall board wall sheathing versus resource intensive plywood
Engineered lumber floor joists and roof trusses versus resource intensive
Dimensional lumber which provide a “silent floor”
Drip irrigation saves water