Classic Style Atherton Residence
This LEED for Homes project (seeking Gold) employs an innovative energy strategy involving a 5 kW photovoltaic system and a 5kW fuel cell generates electricity and heat right at the home. Efficient features like Energy Star appliances, an advanced lighting strategy, foam insulation and radiant floor heating further reduce overall energy needs from the grid.
Inside, reduced flow toilets, faucets and showerheads curb excess water use. Outside, highly efficient irrigation, draught tolerant plants and reduced traditional turf also contribute to conserving water on the property.
Many features keep the indoor environment pleasant and healthy. Low VOC surface finishes and increased outdoor air ventilation maintain fresh air, while built-in shoe storage at entry limits contaminants from the outdoors.
Care was taken to use wood responsibly. FSC Certified wood from sustainably managed forests was used to frame the home, and for floors, cabinets and window frames.
FSC certified window frames, by Serramenti Group, LLC
Dunn Edwards Superma Interior Flat Low VOC paint
Dornbracht Tara Series fixtures 28-508-979
Kohler Pinstripe Pure showerhead K-T13134-4A-CP
Downbracht Lulu showerhead 28.508.710
Dornbracht lavatory faucet 33-500-710
Toto Lloyd one-piece toilet MS934214SF
Kohler Puersuade Dual-Flush toilet K-3654
Architects: Peter Zepponi Architects
Green/LEED: Design AVEnues & Bright Green Strategies
General Contractor: Canyon Construction
Landscape Architect: Suzman Cole Design Associates
Energy Specialist: Monterey Energy Group
Civil Engineers: Lea & Braze engineering, Inc.
Waterproofing specialists: Allana Buick & Bers