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The S.E.E.D. Home (Super Energy Efficient Design)



OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Demonstration-Home
Marketable-Home

17%

28%

3%

19%

19%

14%

(This house reported 36 resource efficient features.
Percentages above indicate the distribution of features and total 100%)

GOALS

  • To employ the proverbial KIS (Keep It Simple) principle in designing and building an extremely energy efficient modest sized home in a cost effective way by employing the best total thermal envelope for the exterior walls, roof and floor while utilizing the entire 5" thick concrete floor as a whole house thermal mass storage medium to generate and maintain internal air temperatures. A reverse cycle chiller air source hydronic heat pump is used to make hot or cold water for the radiant floor tubing system that is imbedded in the concrete floor.
Exterior Front Left

HOME DETAILS

  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • Climate Zone: Hot-Dry
  • Type of Project: New Construction
  • Home Completed: 2011
  • Setting: urban
  • Energy Source: - solar - grid electric - passive solar - solar electric
  • Layout: Single-Family; 4 bedroom; Attached garage
  • Lot Size: 16000 sqft
  • Square Footage: 1935
  • Sales Market: Middle-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: $ 150.00

PRIMARY CONTACT

Michael Ginsburg, President
La Mirada Homes
- Developer - Builder - Designer

Website:
Phone: 520-275-9992
Fax: 520-529-2100

Note
40 year design/build home builder. Licensed in AZ since 1976. Design-build new homes, remodels, additions and a few small subdivisions.

HOME AWARDS/CERTIFICATIONS

  • HERS rating system   HERS ratings of 18   03/2009
  • EPA Energy Star   HERS 19   08/2011
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  • Department of Energy Build America Program BUILDER CHALLENGE   HERS 20   07/2011
  • NAHB EVHA (Energy Value Home Award)   Gold   Feb, 2012
  • Energy Star Labeled and Certified Home - Builder Option Packages and Guidelines
  • Home Energy Rating System (HERS) 18-20 stars
  • Building America , Tucson, Arizona
  • High Performance Building Program - National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Energy Value Housing Award - National Association of Home Builders Research Center

SPECIAL INFORMATION

For information visit the website located at http://theseedhome.wordpress.com/ Tours can be arranged by contacting Mike Ginsburg at : mg@lamiradahomes.net

Solar Hot Water Heater

Kitchen

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