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This traditional-styled plan has been super-charged with green building science to improve on energy efficiency, durability, water consumption, and more.


 


EARTH-SAVING IDEA
This plan calls for a structural detail called a “modified raised plate.” The plate supporting the rafter at the top of the walls is raised 12” to allow for extra insulation at the top of the ceiling area, a common weak point in a home’s insulation “blanket.”


 


PLAN 3066
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GREEN HIGHLIGHTS
A
Exterior framing is 2x6 at 24” OC, with optimized corner framing and R-19 insulation in all walls.


B
A centrally located high-efficiency heat pump provides the home’s heating and cooling.


C
All lighting fixtures are surface mounted in lieu of recessed lighting.


D
The strategically placed water heater provides a short run to all bath faucets and showers, saving energy and water.


E
Attic access is located in the un-heated area to prevent chimney effect of conditioned air loss.


F
Air ducts are located within conditioned space to avoid energy loss,


G
The planners recommend using durable composite materials with recycled content for exterior siding, trim, columns, and porch flooring.


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