Capstone Homes built this 2,196-square-foot affordable home in Greenville, South Carolina, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.
Overhangs and porches protect the composite wood siding while ice-and-water shield provides extra weather resistance at all ridges, valleys, and along the eaves under the 30-year asphalt shingles.
ENERGY STAR appliances, advanced LED lighting, and motion sensor-controlled lights add to energy savings.
A high-efficiency tankless gas water heater provides endless hot water.
Low- and no-VOC primers and adhesives help minimize contaminants in the EPA Indoor airPLUS certified home.
An energy recovery ventilator fresh air system with a MERV 7 filter provides clean air throughout the home.
The home is centrally heated and cooled with a high-efficiency gas furnace and air conditioner located in the sealed, conditioned attic.
The home’s 2-by-6, 16-inch on-center walls are sheathed with 7/16-inch OSB and filled with open-cell spray foam then covered with house wrap.
To minimize heat loss, all of the home’s ducts are located within the conditioned space of the home, either in open-web floor joists or in the conditioned attic.
Capstone Homes touts the benefits of DOE Zero Energy Ready Home construction.