The homes are earth-friendly in their efficient design--packing three bedrooms and three baths into 1,788 square feet--and in their use of ecooriented elements such as formaldehyde-free insulation (Johns Manville, www.jm.com), low-emissivity window
glass (Pella Windows and Doors, www.pella.com), a tankless water-heating system (Rinnai Corporation, www.foreverhotwater.com), and fiber-cement siding (James Hardie Siding Products, www.jameshardie.com)--not to mention the photovoltaic panels (Kyocera Solar, www.kyocerasolar.com).
Film blocks heat, UV rays Scotchtint[TM] Plus low-emissivity window
films maximize comfort by blocking heat passage in hot weather and drawing heat into the room in cold weather.
Clayton Built homes are energy smart and come standard with LED lights, an ecobee brand smart thermostat and low-emissivity windows
. The Clayton Savannah location can build homes ranging between 504 square feet to more than 2,500 square feet.
The Fireweed Business Center includes many sustainable technologies and Moore anticipates it will meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver requirements through innovative features such as automated intelligent windows that transition to control light and heat; insulated glass that disburses natural light glare-free; vacuum insulated panel spandrels that increase thermal performance; triple-glazed low-E windows (or low-emissivity windows
) made by View, Inc.; a VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) system that provides cooling and/or heating to individual areas on-demand; and daylight-sensing direct/indirect volumetric LED office lighting.
Both properties' green features also contribute to the comfort and health of guests, with design attributes like low-emissivity windows
that open for fresh air and are situated to provide as much natural light as possible.
The predictions from the current model are in a very good agreement with the measurement for both the high and low-emissivity windows
. The maximum difference is less than 7%, which is observed for a window with a low-emissivity coating and small gap spacing when slats are almost closed (Figure 6).
-- Energy monitor: real-time information about electricity usage and expense can lead to a 4-15 percent reduction in electricity use; (5) Centex is the first national homebuilder to announce the installation of an energy monitor in every home it builds -- Whirlpool or KitchenAid brand ENERGY STAR(R) qualified appliances -- Lennox high-efficiency HVAC system(6) -- Programmable thermostat(s) -- Low-emissivity windows
-- R-38 insulation and radiant-barrier roof sheathing in the attic -- Compact fluorescent lights in high-traffic areas -- Information for maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing the impact of home operation on the environment.
These low-emissivity windows
can reduce energy loss by as much as 30 to 50%.
Some include use of low-emissivity windows
, increased insulation, and reduced amounts of thermal bridging through walls.
Illustrations depict how low-emissivity windows
block solar gain, and charts show estimated energy savings in various parts of the country.