• Drought tolerant, hardy plant materials
• Rain barrels for runoff capture to use for irrigation
• Rain gardens/bioswales to intercept storm runoff
• Neighborhood street trees
• Condensed lot size
• Zero lot line shared accessory buildings
• Utilization of alley access reduces impervious
paving required for each lot

• Solar orientation for daylighting and energy
• Porches add supplemental seasonal space
• Energy efficient thermal envelope
• Deep overhangs for shading
• Roof slope idealized for solar panels
• Quality materials for long life
• Low VOC paints and stains
• FSC wood specified
• Hardwood floors eliminate carpeting
• Energy efficient windows and doors
• Low E insulated glazing

• Multi-zone HVAC system (first- and
second-level; controlled independently)
• Programmable thermostats; setback
when unoccupied
• Tankless, condensing water heater
• Energy Star certified heat pump, water heater
• Variable speed supply fans with electrically
commutated motor
• Low flow fixtures and dual flush toilet

• LED lighting fixtures
• Energy star appliances
• Energy metering and monitoring
• Solar photovoltaic system

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