The other day, Andrew Stone took me through this newly constructed abode located on an infill lot in Salt Lake City. The contemporary home, currently listed for $685,000, was designed by A.K. Smith Architects and comes with some slick green technology. The entire home is wired up with a Control4 Home Automation System — accessible on an iPhone — and connected to the fireplace, thermostat, and lighting.
Some of the other green elements include an tight envelope from SIPs construction, an insulated concrete foundation, radiant heating powered by a tankless water heater, efficient Pella windows and doors, low flow water fixtures, efficient halogen and CFL lighting, low-VOC finishes, recycled content IceStone counters, Mohawk carpet made from soybean and corn sugars, custom bamboo cabinetry, and efficient appliances.
Also, the home was designed to reduce heat gain in the summer, while increasing sunlight in the winter. The south side of the home has overhangs and carefully placed windows to craft the allowance of light and heat.
With all these green elements working together, the 2,800 square foot home is supposed to be about 65% more efficient than typical construction of a similar size. Located at 1048 S. Lake Street, the green home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a great room connected to the kitchen, fireplace, and loft-like custom staircase.
Photo credits: Andrew Stone.