One of the largest energy consumers in a home is the HVAC system. Thus, when constructing the Green House, it was imperative to find the appropriate company to install a system that would be energy efficient and not leave a large carbon footprint. So, if you are in the market for a green HVAC system, this is the one that was installed on the Brock Built Green House, with a full description of what makes this particular system energy efficient and green:
Installed by Lennox & Spence Heating and Air Conditioning –
Air Conditioner: ENERGY STAR qualified that deliver superior performance in
all areas important to today’s consumers – comfort, control, energy efficiency,
quiet operation, environmental responsibility, and reliability. The energy-efficient cooling systems also use R410A refrigerant, which is environmentally friendly and chlorine-free.
Gas Furnace: The furnace is crafted with uncompromising design to deliver efficiency ratings of up to 92.1%, which can save the homeowners hundreds of dollars on energy bills each year compared to older furnaces.
Media Air Cleaners: Combat indoor air pollution by capturing even the smallest airborne contaminants, such as dust mites, dirt, pet dander, and mold spores, and keeping them from recirculating back into the home’s air. Unlike similar products, the Lennox Healthy Climate media air cleaner does not produce ozone, which is a known lung irritant.
Along the same lines as the HVAC system is the water heater, so I thought it would be good to describe the green water heating system in the Green House in the same blog post. Solar Energy Marketing, Inc. installed a solar water heating system. Manufactured by EnerWorks, Inc., a Dorchester, Ontario company, and utilizing the Solar Thermal Energy Plant technology, approximately 80% of the hot water demands of “The Green House” will be met using the energy of the sun. The EnerWorks residential solar water heating system is a clean, cost-effective solution that uses the sun’s energy to heat the home’s water.
Sounds like a pretty neat house, huh? Remember this house is available for your purchasing pleasure, and you won’t just be buying a beautiful new green built home in Atlanta, but also making a sizable donation to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.