Pepper Court Green Features
With all the practical and efficient features this little house has, let’s take a quick peek at just how much this Pepper Court Xcvcvcv project can save!
But first, here are some facts….
Now, since Pepper is a special little house with smaller square footage, we had to adjust our data to get a more accurate estimate on what this puppy’s utility bills will actually look like. Thanks to the Lawrence Berkeley labs, we were able to do just that!
http://www.hes.lbl.gov/consumer/ **These are estimates from the Lawrence Berkeley Labs. Results may vary.**
Pepper Court can save up to $685 annually. INCREDIBLE! That’s a whopping
right off it’s expected utility bills.
EcoSmart CFL Bulbs The CFL 9 & 14 watt globes and bulbs use 75% less energy and lasts up to 5 times longer. Save up to $96.00 in energy costs over the life of the bulbs. Eco Options & Energy Star Qualified.
Lithonia Lighting Essentials This ceiling light is Energy Star qualified and provides a simple elegance for your home. FACTS: Switching out one incandescent fixture, such as a dining room chandelier for an energy-efficient alternative, would result in $44 dollars in energy savings and the prevention of 670 lbs of CO2 in just one year! If every household in America participated, the results would be phenomenal- equivalent to taking one million cars off the road!
Leviton 500-Watt 3-Way Occupancy Sensor The device automatically turns lights on when people enter the room and off when they exit. It features an ambient light override that prevents lights from turning on when there is enough natural light, which saves energy and extends bulb life.
Hampton Bay Ceiling Fans This Energy Star ceiling fan circulates an average of 15% more air than other ceiling fans, without sacrificing style or attractiveness. Energy Star ceiling fans are 60% more efficient than a 150 watt incandescent bulb.
Heath Zenith 180Degree Outdoor MotionSensing Security This Energy Star qualified and UL listed outdoor motion-sensing security light features patented swivel arms to facilitate directional lighting. The light has a white weatherresistant finish, a timer, and an adjustable 70 ft., 180-degree detection range.
SOLID BEECH WOOD KITCHEN COUNTERTOP This durable, natural wood countertop from Ikea adds warmth to the kitchen and can be reused and recycled. Ikea has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to ensure that all their wood products will be harvested responsibly.
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Certified Wood FSC certified plywood was used in the front porch awning and garage door panels. This sustainable forest product is from wood harvested from responsibly managed forests. The FSC has rigorous guidelines to ensure that wood products are harvested where environmental, social, and economic interests are being safeguarded.
PuR 3-Stage Faucet Water Filter Receive a continuous stream of fresh, filtered water from your faucet. Includes 1 system and one 3-stage filter that removes up to 99.99% microbial cysts cryptosporidium and giardia. Pledge for Less Plastic! Bottled Water Facts: Consumers use 1.5 million tons of plastic globally each year for water bottles of which less than 5% of the plastic waste is recycled. As our demand on natural resources grows, so does our responsibility to make a difference. By switching from bottled water to PUR® faucet filtered water, you’ll get 400 gallons of clean filtered water a year—which is like making thousands of plastic water bottles disappear.
Glacier Bay High Efficiency Toilet With 1.28 gallons per flush, this Water Sense Certified, high efficiency toilet uses less than 60% of the water that a 3.5 gallon per flush toilet uses.
Waterpik EcoFlow 5-Spray Hand Shower Enjoy the luxurious benefits of a multi-spray showerhead while saving water. Reduce energy consumption without compromising water force and use the water pause setting located on the handle for an additional watersaving option. The showerhead flow rate is 1.6 gallons per minute. This efficient low-flow shower head pays for itself in just six months saving you more than $80 annually on your water bill.
Glacier Bay Bath Faucet The Glacier Bay Teapot bathroom faucet is WaterSense certified and has a 1.5-gallon per minute water flow rate to help reduce water use. The ceramic disc valves help prevent drips to further conserve water.
Watts Hot Water Re-Circulating Pump with Timer This unique product gives you hot water instantly at every faucet or shower when you need it. It saves up to 15,000 gallons of water per year and up to 10% off your water bill. Costs only $0.05 a day to operate. How much water is wasted waiting for water to warm up? An average home has 125 feet of 3/4" pipe. 125 feet of 3/4" pipe holds 3.14 gallons of water. If hot water is used 10 times per day, 31 gallons of water is wasted running the faucets/ shower to get hot water. In a year, this equals to 11,461 gallons of water. 25.2 million homes waste approximately 300 billion gallons of water annually.
Eco Defender Water Heater by Bradford White
This Energy Star water heater incorporates a radiant burner design that helps reduce NOx (Nitrogen Oxide). Nitrogen Oxide is proven to cause smog, acid rain, and contributes to global warming. This high tech efficient model reduces Greenhouse gas emissions by 75% while saving you up to 14% on your energy bills.
Water Heater Blanket: Eco Options This fiberglass R19 equivalent Water Heater Blanket helps you save energy by making your gas, oil, or electric water heater more efficient. The space-age blanket insulates your water heater for greater efficiency and energy savings and reduces water heater recovery time. The insulating jacket can reduce heat loss by an appreciable 25â€“40%, which represents a savings of up to around 9% on your annual water heating costs.
MP Rotator Sprinkler Stream Nozzle by Hunter The nozzle features a multistream rotor for optimal water conservation, an adjustable arc of 90 - 210 degrees and easy radius reduction of up to 25%. The nozzle can be used on slopes and clay soils thanks to a low application rate that helps to prevent runoff. MP rotators are more efficient than sprays because water is applied more slowly and evenly. Uses up to 30% less water.
Toro Rain Switch The Toro Rain Switch will automatically shut-off your irrigation system when it rains, to conserve water. California is currently in a water shortage due to environmental restrictions and years of dry conditions so innovative products such as the Toro Rain Switch contributes heavily to water conservation.
Gila Heat Control Light Window Film This heat control light window film reflects 55% of the sun’s heat to make sure the interior of your home STAYS COOL while blocking up to 99% of UV rays. Retains up to 45% of winter heating. It’s light tint will protect your furniture and décor from fading and will not lessen your outdoor view.
Olympic Premium Zero-VOC Interior Paint Traditional paints contain VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that are emitted into the atmosphere during the painting process which can lead to indoor air pollution and the formation of smog. Olympic Premium Interior Paint in any color is totally Zero VOC, so you can breathe easy and contribute to the health of your home and the environment.
Henry White Roof Coating This highly-rubberized product significantly cools and protects your roof. Itâ€™s designed to expand and contract with your roof to protect it from leaks, mold, mildew, and fungus. It has a water-based coating that offers 90% reflectivity to lower interior temperatures as much as 35% and up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. It can also double or triple roof life.
The GREAT STUFF Insulating Foam Sealant Air leaks in the building envelope waste energy and make a house drafty and uncomfortable. This Eco Options foam sealant stops any drafts and energy loss with a weather-tight seal.
Thermwell Black High Density Rubber Foam Weatherstrip This tough weather-strip seals to help stop air leaks when used around doors or windows.
Thermwell Products Rubber Door Sweep This premium silver aluminum and reinforced rubber door sweep seals wide gaps reducing drafts and air infiltration from the outside so your heating and cooling can be maintained at optimum levels.
Published on Nov 21, 2010