KOAT TV ABC Channel 7: Jun 23, 2008: 6 PM News
Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Emerald Home
demonstrates how a high-end custom home, with spectacular views, first-class
amenities and exceptional finishes, can also produce its own energy…today.
This high performance home has received the highest levels of certification
within Santa Fe’s newly developed green building codes (July 2009) and is the
pilot project for the program. Beyond the emphasis on energy, the home excels
in five other green building categories including water efficiency, indoor air
quality, resource efficiency, site impact and homeowner education. The Emerald
Home has been certified through Build Green New Mexico and the
National Green Building Standard. The Emerald Home is one of only two homes
in New Mexico to achieve the prestigious "Emerald" designation.
The Emerald Home is a statement of supreme excellence in the world of green and sustainable building practices. It has achieved a Net-Zero designation and corresponding H.E.R.S. (Home Energy Rating System) score of “0”, the magic number of the 2030 Challenge (actually an incredible H.E.R.S. minus 5)…. 20 years in advance.
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Through conscious design and innovation, The Emerald Home incorporates superior building systems, technologies and unique materials, while maintaining the highest level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. The Emerald Home is also the recipient of a United States Green Building Council educational grant as the subject of an accredited on-line course in zero energy building.
The Emerald Home blends solar gain, thermal mass and a superior building envelope, while maintaining magnificent views of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains.
It is widely known that for homes to comply with a sustainable philosophy, size is a true consideration.
The Emerald Home, though providing 4175 square feet of heated space, contains the embodied energy of a home of a much smaller size when compared to typical building methods.
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The future of custom home building has arrived…
To read feature Article in Su Casa Magazine, please click here.
The Emerald Home brochure, please click here.