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San Diego Green Point Rated Remodel of Home achieves Platinum

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Suzi is the President of the San Diego Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers & is working with GREENBUILD to provide speakers & local attendance. She is the owner of the home and the Interior Designer. Contractor Bryon Stafford of Leland Construction

This home was on the SD Green Building Tour as well as the ASID Homes Tour.

SITE
• Recycled construction and demo waste – windows to Habitat for Humanity

LANDSCAPE
• All plants Low water- local or Mediterranean on programed drip lines. Separated by water need. Hydro zoning. & high Efficiency Irrigation System
• Fruit Trees – lemon, lime & blood orange. Strawberries. Lemongrass. Kiefer Lime trees for Thai cooking.
• 3 raised boxes for growing veggies – lettuce, rocket, eggplants, tomatoes, broccoli, onions, zucchini
• Solar lighting in landscape

STRUCTURAL FRAME & BUILDING ENVELOPE
• Use of Engineered Lumber
• FSC Certified Wood
• Overhangs and Gutters
• High Performance Windows
• Smart Blinds that raise & lower based on sun position (saves energy, furnishings & art)
• Retrofit for Earthquakes

EXTERIOR FINISH
• Decking of recycled plastic bottles from Cali Bamboo – local SD company
• Use durable and non-combustible roofing materials – tile roof

INSULATION
• Insulation with 75% recycled content
• Increased insulation to keep cool in heat and keep warm in cold

PLUMBING
• High Efficiency Water Heater
• High Efficiency toilets
• Water efficient faucets & showerheads
• Steam Shower in Primary Bathroom

HEATING, VENTELATION & AIR CONDITIONING
• High Efficiency Heating System
• Retrofitted fireplace with a gas fire unit
• Mechanical Ventilation for cooling and fresh air
• Installed high windows for ventilation – ok to leave open when gone. Too small to crawl through

RENEWABLE ENERGY
• Solar Panels on roof for all Electricity needs, including Plug in CAR unit, have 2 100% Electric Cars

BUILDING PERFORMANCE
• Conducted a blower test for doors/windows

FINISHES
• Zero VOC Paint

APPLIANCES & LIGHTING
• Water Efficient Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer
• Built in Recycling
• Energy efficient Lighting and lighting controls

OTHER
• Recycled leather sofa

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