This is The Sentinel, a home that went through an efficiency renovation in Seattle. The work was performed by Seattle-based Green Canopy Homes which takes existing homes in walkable neighborhoods and transforms them with high-performance upgrades and a touch of community design. They all carry an Energy Performance Score and Built Green certification, and many of them have some geeky features like real-time energy monitoring, a digital homeowner’s manual, and on-site solar power.
To save energy, The Sentinel went through a comprehensive upgrade with new fluorescent lights, air and duct sealing, foam and rigid insulation, updated dual-pane windows, and a new ductless mini-split heat pump system.
The home also received new low-flow faucets and showerheads and a TED 5000 energy monitor connected with a new iPad 2. The efficiency upgrades cost about $12,000, but Green Canopy Homes pegs the savings from these upgrades at about $861 per year.
Green Canopy Homes is targeting 3-star certification from Built Green Washington and the documentation will be included in an electronic homeowner’s manual. The manual will also have information about the home’s features, energy performance, product warranties, paint colors, and other details to keep the home running in tip-top condition.
The project team came up with four color schemes for the exterior and requested input from neighbors and friends to make a final decision. The community voted and chose “real teal” to finish the home.
The Sentinel is listed for sale right now for $499,950. It has 1,822 square feet, three bedrooms, and 2.25 bathrooms. The eco-friendly home is located at 4122 SW Southern Street in Seattle, Washington, 98136.
Credits: Green Canopy Homes.