You never know where you will find "Green" technology. My client and I have viewed a few homes 5-6. We keep going back to the same home. The more we look at the home the more we realize the "green" features. Keep in mind; this is a previous owner occupied home, not "new" construction which makes this more interesting.
Rain barrels are used to fill the pool. Rain barrels collect the water from eves. The collected then fills the pool by a hose running from the barrel to the pool. Rain barrels can also assist in preventing water in the basement and flooding yards. For more information please visit: http://www.arlingtonva.us/DEPARTMENTS/EnvironmentalServices/epo/EnvironmentalServicesEpoRainBarrel.aspx
The construction of the pool room was constructed SIP style, structural insulated panels. SIPS are made in the factory. Constructed inside, weather is not a factor with materials. Insulation is foam or Styrofoam that expands between to pieces of OSB, Oriented Strand Board. SIPS can be used to construct all exterior parts of a home or building. The SIPS come in sections and provide easy installation, energy efficiency and cost savings. For more information please visit: http://www.epsmolders.org/3-sips.html Exterior Cedarwood siding provides for low future maintenance. The material doesn't rot.
Insulation with a high R factor is needed in northern climates. The higher the R factor the more efficient.
Solar panels were installed to heat the pool. For more information please visit: http://www.poolcenter.com/heater_solar_poolstor.htm
Angie Ridley, MI RE Broker, Notary,EcoBroker Certified®
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