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The S.E.E.D. Home® Elements:

Insulation and Structure:
  • Roof - R41 Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) with polyurethane foam core
  • Walls - R34 Composite for exterior walls :
    • R27 SIP
    • R5 Foam board under stucco
    • R2 Air space with 2x2 fur out on interior side of SIP walls for electrical wiring
  • Floor - R10 Underneath and R7 at perimeter edge, resulting in a completely thermally isolated 4½" exposed aggregate, sealed concrete floor
  • Air Infiltration - Tested, tight construction
  • Ductwork all in conditioned space
Active Solar:
  • Domestic solar water heating
  • 3.4Kw PV array connected to the TEP electric grid system providing a NET ZERO operating pathway
Passive Solar:
  • Optimal passive solar orientation - no major east or west facing windows
  • Large covered patios on north and south sides of the home
  • Specific measures taken to minimize passive solar gain so as not to interfere with the efficacy of the radiant floor heating and cooling system
Heating & Air Conditioning (non traditional )
  • Hydronic radiant floor COOLING & HEATING by the thermally charged, insulated concrete floor
  • 2 ton Reverse Cycle Chiller providing hot or cold water for the radiant system
  • Compressor operates in a constant (no short cycling) mode for approximately six hours overnight in summer and afternoon in winter during which time the enormous thermal mass of the entire concrete floor of the home is 'recharged' with thermal energy.
  • With the superior above ground thermal envelope acting as an 'ice chest' like environment, the need for forced air heating and air conditioning is virtually eliminated, allowing the system to 'coast' for the next eighteen hours
  • 0.29 U value and 0.28 SHGC Vinyl frames, high performance Low E3 Glazing, Lifetime Warranty
Green - Sustainable:
  • Total roof rain water collection (RWC) for landscape irrigation
  • Gray water recycling option
  • Whole house water filtration
  •  Whole house fresh air exchange system operating intermittently 24/7
  • All Energy Star rated appliances, plumbing, and electrical fixtures
  • Controlled near instant hot water (most plumbing fixtures)
  • Low VOC paints and no formaldehyde product use
The S.E.E.D. Home® Floor Plan Design Elements:
  • Single story, 1935 sq. ft. of living area with 2 - 4 bedrooms (split bedroom plan), 2 baths, spacious central core great room with living, dining, kitchen and entry areas
  • Master bedroom suite with his & her walk-in closets and spacious bathroom
  • Second bedroom wing with many low cost design options such as bedrooms, den, play-room, etc.
  • Each bedroom wing is designed with no roof bearing walls allowing for easy, cost effective modification of the floor plan either pre-construction or later on as homeowner needs change
  • Laundry room with sink, cabinets, and ample counter space
  • Two large additional storage closets with shelving
  • Large rear covered patio and covered front entry
  • Two car garage/carport with large storage/workshop area
  • Do-it-yourself finishing options with general contractor oversight.
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