DOE Tour of Zero: Cottage Plantation Lane by Insulsteel Building Enclosures
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Insulsteel of South Carolina built this 2,260-square-foot custom home in Charleston, South Carolina, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.
The home's ENERGY STAR rated windows have double-pane impact-resistant glass and are double hung to encourage cross ventilation.
The white metal roof, deep overhangs, and porches help to minimize solar heat gain inside the home.
A detached garage helps keep contaminants out of the house for this EPA Indoor airPLUS certified home.
High-efficiency appliances contribute to energy savings.
Kitchen and bath exhaust fans provide spot ventilation and are connected to the air handler via an air cycler controller to bring fresh filtered air into the home throughout the day.
Advanced technology LED lighting saves energy and reduces heat loads compared to traditional incandescent lighting.
The garage and home are constructed from steel-framed expanded polystyrene wall panels with an R-34 insulation value.
The polystyrene-and-steel walls are moisture-resistant and are designed to withstand winds up to 200 mph and level D seismic forces.
Insulsteel touts the benefits of a DOE Zero Energy Ready certified home.