FGBC Green Certified Home -

posted Oct 30, 2013, 4:06 AM by Keith Groninger   [ updated Oct 30, 2013, 4:06 AM ]
We are pursuing a gold level green certification for the Carilli residence in Maitland.  Tracy DeCarlo with One Stop Green Home is providing the services of the green certifying agent.

The modern farmhouse design features many green elements:
  • Passive solar design
  • EnergyStar rated GE appliances
  • Energy-efficient Carrier heat pumps
  • Honeywell zoning and fresh air controls
  • Solar water heater
  • EnergyStar rated CertainTeed roofing
  • Icynene spray foam insulation
  • EnergyStar rated PGT vinyl windows
  • Water-saving plumbing fixtures
  • Florida Friendly landscaping and irrigation design
There are also many construction site practices and green project management processes that contribute to the green process.  Most of these techniques don't add to the cost, but require diligent supervision and attention to detail in order to qualify.  We'll address these in the next post.