Home builder, Green Mode Designs, LLC, recently finished this townhouse project on an infill lot near Memorial Park in Houston, Texas. Two of the homes are on the market for $450,000 – $470,000, while the third received LEED Gold certification and is already sold. This solar-powered home, based on the HERS Rating, is 56% more efficient than a standard home and uses 33% less water.
Maxie Moderne saves energy with 16 SEER HVAC zoned to each floor, tankless water heating, and Energy Star low-E windows, skylights, appliances, and air conditioning. There’s also some on-site energy production with a grid-tied 2.1 kW photovoltaic system.
To save water, Green Mode Designs installed Toto dual flush toilets and high efficiency water faucets and showerheads from Hansgrohe, Moen, and Cifial.
Other than saving water and energy, this green townhouse has bamboo floors, cabinet-integrated recycling systems, zero-VOC paints, low-VOC adhesives, Green Label Shaw carpet, motion sensitive ventilation in bathrooms and garage, and carbon monoxide monitors on each floor.
Notwithstanding the stucco exterior or the large round window pictured, these homes have a lot going for them with contemporary touches, a social rooftop deck, and elements to conserve both energy and water. And if you're in the neighborhood, there's an open house this weekend.
Credits: Green Mode Designs, LLC.