Best in Green: The ArtiZEN Plan

artizenThe ArtiZEN Plan of Denver, Colo., is the winner of NAHB’s 2014 Best in Green Single-Family Production Home. Constructed by New Town Builders, ArtiZEN  is our featured green home this week.

Quick stats

  • Square footage: 2,115 sq. ft.
  • Type: Private Residence
  • Green certification(s): Low HERS Index Score, Department of Energy ‘Zero Energy Ready Home,’ EPA Indoor airPlus, EnergyStar

The ArtiZEN Plan is eco-friendly and still includes all the features that traditionally make a home warm and inviting. Below are ten ways this award-winning design incorporates green techniques to strike the perfect balance:

10 ArtiZEN Plan green features:

  • EnergyStar appliances
  • 8.0 kW of PV solar
  • Low-Flow WaterSense faucets, showerheads, and dual-flush toilets
  • Continuous whole-house ventilation
  • Framed with reclaimed Colorado lumber
  • Carrier Greenspeed Heat Pump
  • Tankless water heater
  • 14-inch energy heel trusses
  • “Double walls” to aid in energy performance
  • 100% compact fluorescent lighting

Find out how your green project can win Best in Green in the newly announced NAHB Green Awards here: www.nahb.org/greenawards.

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