Oct 19 2007
Green homes can look modern and sleek, but what if you want a more traditional looking home? Like a craftsmen or a cape. Holistic Homes is building four green and energy efficient craftsman style homes in Woodstown, New Jersey that are big on style and luxury and small on cost and energy.
The interior of the homes are designed for easy living, featuring a first floor master bedroom suite, an open vaulted great room with fireplace, a spacious dining area, an ergonomically designed kitchen with island, and large laundry room. The second floor features two large bedrooms with ample closets, a full bathroom, and a spacious loft overlooking the first floor family room.
- 2,180 Square Feet of Living Space
- Green Materials
- Renewable Energy
- Healthy Living
- Green Design
- First Floor Master Bedroom
- Great Room with Vaulted Ceilings
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2.5 Bathrooms
- Loft Area
- One Car Garage
- Zero Electricity from Photovoltaics
- Near Zero Utility Costs
- On-Demand Hot Water
- Energy Star Appliances
Green materials are incorporated throughout, such as bamboo flooring, recycled gypsum board, low-VOC paint, and CRI Green Label carpet.
The home’s energy will come both from the sun and from the grid, using a process called net metering. The home’s solar energy systems have been properly sized for Zero Electricity (to produce as much electricity as will be used over the course of a year).
Clean, fresh air is provided by the adequate exchange of indoor and outdoor air, thereby reducing the accumulation of allergens and contaminants from building products and systems.
On-demand hot water, passive solar design techniques, energy star appliances, low-E windows, and a high efficiency heating and cooling system will work together to reduce the energy requirements of the home. The incorporation of a grid-tied solar photovoltaic system will then produce all the electricity the home uses in a year.
Near Zero Utility Costs for the Year
The total utility costs for all heating, cooling, hot water, appliances, and lighting are estimated to be less than $1,500 for the year. That’s 58% less than a house built to code. But when you look at the whole picture it’s really near zero utility costs. Using New Jersey’s Solar Renewable Energy Credits you can offset the remaining utility costs with the result of a mere $469 in annual utility costs for the total year. That’s 86% less than the same house built to code!
Green and zero energy homes are in our reach. They can have many of the same amenities that you are used to and have the look you desire while still meeting the energy needs of a zero electricity home. If you are want more information about these craftsman-style homes, visit www.HolisticHomes.biz.
Brand New Construction
Craftsman Style Homes
Located in Woodstown, New Jersey
Developer direct at $379,000 each
For more information contact:
Holistic Homes LLC
Toll Free: 1-800-517-2915