Water Conservation

  • Low flow showers
  • Low flow faucets and fixtures
  • Dual flush toilets

Energy Efficiency

  • 8″ thick dual 2×4 walls with thermal break
  • Dense-pack blown in fiberglass insulation
  • Mitsubishi HVAC System that incorporates HRV
  • R-60 (24″) attic insulation
  • R-38 underfloor insulation
  • R-35 wall insulation
  • Ductless mini-split with concealed units
  • All ducting in conditioned space
  • Extensive air sealing package
  • Low-e Anderson 100 windows with recycled content in glass and frames
  • All lighting CFL or LED
  • Energy Star certified appliances
  • Raised heel trusses
  • Crawl space accessed only from outside envelope
  • Energy efficient on-demand water heater

Sustainable Materials

  • Bamboo decking
  • Job-site recycling
  • SPERO Eco-Wise MDF trim throughout

Indoor Air Quality

  • Spero low formaldehyde MDF trim (no added urea-formaldehyde)
  • Zero VOC paint
  • No carpeting
  • Central vacuum
  • Occupancy-controlled bath fans
  • Radon mitigation system
  • Heat Recovery Ventilator


  • Earth Advantage (Platinum)
  • Energy Star Certified

The People

Homeowner: Rick and Tammie Alexander
Project Manager: Zack Geary
Designer: Mary Beth Branch, Branch Studio

By The Numbers

1606 – Square feet of Bamboo Decking installed

0 – Barriers for ADA Access on main level

1 – Roll-up door in the living room

100% – Anderson’s new all-black window line

6 – Different roof planes on this modern house

1 – Hot Tub air-lifted over the house during construction