NAHB Green Remodel of the Year 2012

This is one of the NAHB Remodeling Projects of the Year 2012 by Rocking Horse Redevelopment out of Phoenix. Located in the Marlen Grove neighborhood at 5701 N 10th Street, the home has been certified to the Emerald level by the NAHB. Key achievements for this rehab include improvements to curb appeal and an overall reduction of energy and water consumption by more than 50%.

The existing home was originally built by Ralph Haver in 1952, and Rocking Horse Redevelopment improved it with a new bathroom, kitchen, and 600-square-foot master bedroom.

To save energy, Rocking Horse added a new HVAC system, R38 insulation, a new duct system, and Energy Star appliances. For water savings, the home now has WaterSense fixtures, low-flow and automatic irrigation, and non-invasive plants and reduced grass turf consistent with a landscape design by The Ranch Mine (the company who did Castaway House).

Products used include Bosch appliances, a Rinnai tankless water heater, Dunn-Edwards low-VOC paint, Ann Sacks and 3-Form tile, American Standard dual-flush toilets, a Kohler tub, Kraus kitchen sink, Peerless kitchen faucet, Broan exhaust fans, Jeld-wen interior doors, Kohler shower fixtures, and lighting from Tiella, Artemide, NOVA68, and Possini.

The green home has 1,751 square feet, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. It’s currently listed for sale for $359,900.

Credits: G Street.


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  • Me

    Is the roof insulated? From the pictures, I can’t see that the thickness of the roof was increased and the inside has open beams.

    • MrSteve007

      Yeah, I’m kinda curious where they hid this R-38 worth of insulation.

  • bblhed

    600 Square foot bedroom? The whole house looks to be around 1200 square feet?

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