The Naar family wanted to build a net zero energy guest home that exemplifies the newest and most energy efficient concepts. This house received the most points for a Gold healthy built home in western North Carolina! The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) consultant gave this house a four, which means this home uses only 4% of the energy of another home it's size. This home is a part of the NC Greenpower Project and the solaar is producing more than the home is using.
Special energy efficient features include:
a 4 KW photovoltaic solar system
Xero-flor Living Roof
solar assisted hydronic floor
reclaimed heart pine flooring
zero formaldehyde cabinets
zero VOC finishes
reprocessed marble tiles
See the Sage Builders current green home project in
West Asheville, NC
Check out this article in Carolina Home and Garden (Fall edition 2009).