LEED Platinum + Net Zero
Peacock Builders is currently working on 3,000 square foot house targeting LEED platinum certification and net zero energy usage. Some of the rigorous LEED requirements incorporated into this job include: strict attention to waste reduction and recycling; use of locally manufactured products or FSC-certified wood; and minimal disruption to the building site beyond the building envelope. To attain the goal of net zero the project is taking a two pronged approach with energy conservation and energy creation.
Energy conservation begins with a super tight, heavily insulated building envelope with triple pane windows, Energy Star compliant appliances and electrical fixtures, and low flow water fixtures. These conservation measures will be coupled with a solar thermal array to provide hot water and a photovoltaic array for power production. Excess electricity generated during the summer months will be fed back into the grid to offset the electrical requirements of the heating system in the winter, thus resulting in 100% of the home's year-round energy produced on site. And no electrical bill at the end of the year.
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