Tour of Newest Green Home in NE FL
Thursday, February 2, 2017 3-6pm
To reserve a free ticket to this event, visit http://tinyurl.com/liveoaktour
On February 2, 2017 from 3–6 p.m., local realtors, builders and architects are invited to tour the home and learn about its “green” features. Representatives from USGBC, FGBC and the district’s Florida Water Star program will be available to explain the requirements of their programs.
The home’s green features include passive solar lighting, an ENERGY STAR HERS index of 50, an Energy Recovery Ventilator-incorporated heating/cooling system, and low VOC (volatile organic compound) paints, adhesives and sealants. Hot water insulation and air filtering exceed building code requirements. All bathrooms and the garage have an enhanced local exhaust fan that operates on a timed interval. Additionally, all bathrooms incorporate water conservation with WaterSense toilets, faucets and showers.
The outdoor landscape features unirrigated, drought-tolerant grass, site-appropriate landscaping, and a 100-percent permeable lot to maximize absorption of stormwater and reduce runoff into the adjacent Salt Run, a fishing and paddling hotspot. The large live oak tree, which Reynolds worked to preserve, protect and feature, provides shade to the home and a unique retreat for the courtyard. The roots of the tree continue to grow below the elevated home, undisturbed by the structure.