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Green Features

Water Conservation

Water Conservation
  • 1.0 gal/flush dual flush toilets from Moen
  • 1.5 gpm bathroom faucets from Moen Evaline
  • 2.2 gpm kitchen faucet from the Moon Medora line
  • 2.5 gpm shower heads and tub faucets from the Moen Eva line
  • Pre-plumbed for future grey water collection
  • 1500 gallon rain water collection tank used for yard irrigation
  • Bosch high efficiency dishwasher

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency
  • PVT, Inc Solar Thermal:  First production system in Oregon
  • 4 kW grid tied photo voltaic solar array
  • Energy efficient instant hot water heater maintains only 0.5 g of hot water capacity
  • Energy Star rated appliance (dishwasher, refrigerator, clothes dryer, clothes washer)
  • Serious Materials windows featuring U-values ranging from 0.14 to 0.18, and Solar heat gain coefficients tuned to the orientation of each window.  These windows maximize passive solar heating and cooling
  • Solar Tubes let in the natural light
  • Thick offset stud walls with blown in fiberglass insulation
  • Energy Performance Score rated at 31 by Energy Trust of Oregon
  • HVAC 15 SEER Zoned mini-split heat pumps
  • Passive solar design

Sustainable Materials

Sustainable Materials
  • Foundation contained 30% fly ash, a pre-consumer
  • recycled product.
  • 100% recycled content crushed concrete “urbanite” in place of gravel
  • Framing lumber was harvested and milled locally
  • Insulation contains 35% recycled material
  • Locally manufactured drywall with 52% pre-consumer recycled content
  • Painted with Metro 100% recycled content paint
  • Carpeted areas covered with 100% wool carpeting from Stanton Carpetà Durable
  • Stained concrete flooring
  • Reclaimed fir stair, mantle & trim
  • Stranded Bamboo Flooring
  • Marmoleum
  • 50%+ Post Consumer Recycled Metal Roofing

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality
  • Low VOC (4.4g/L), non-toxic, non-carcinogenic subfloor adhesive
  • Extensive hardwood floors
  • Heat Recovery Ventilation system
  • Central vacuum
  • Occupancy controlled bath fans


  • LEED for Homes Platinum Rating
  • Energy Star
  • Oregon Department of Energy High Performance Home

Certified Leed Platinum

208 single family homes in Oregon LEED certified at either Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum since 2006.  Of that only 75 are Platinum Certified.

By The Numbers

By The Numbers

2,836 – square feet

4.2 – KWPV System

1,500 – gallon capacity of rainwater collection

1 of 4 – homes selected for the 2010 Goal Net Zero Home Tour by Solar Oregon

$266 – combined natural gas and electrical annual cost

1st – Home in Oregon to utilize serious windows

The People

The People

Owner: Doug and Emily Boelyn
Project Manager: John Mead
Architect: Matthew Daby
Solar Array: Sunlight Solar

The Press

Building Advantage Magazine 2010
Read this & more In The Press.
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