- High Performance
- Architectural Design
LIVING IN SUSTAINABLE STYLE
When our client was initially contemplating retirement in Pennsylvania, it was very clear to them from the onset that they were going to design and build their dream home in a very energy-efficient, healthy, and environmentally responsible manner. Coming from California where green building is far more common, this couple sought out to blend alluring architectural design with high-performance construction as they re-planted their roots here in the Lehigh Valley.
Perched on a site with desirable views and a warm country setting, this three-bedroom Craftsman home not only delights our client’s desires from an aesthetic and experiential standpoint, but it also exceeds their expectations from a sustainability standpoint. Through its U.S. EPA Energy Star Qualification, this house saves approximately 40% more energy than a similar code-compliant home.
Some energy-efficient features are listed below:
While energy-efficiency was certainly a driving force for our client in ‘going green’, they were still very interested in incorporating many other environmentally conscious practices:
Now that our client has had a little bit of time to settle into their new home, they have shared with us their genuine excitement in waking up each morning in a truly green home that is more energy-efficient, healthier, and environmentally responsible while still experiencing its striking architectural design in quite a comfortable yet stunning picturesque setting.