Green Hybrid Home

last modified: 27 Jul 2011
page manager: Ken Snowden

With a combination of active and passive solar  incorporated in a conventional home, our goal is a 50% reduction in energy costs over the sub-standard tract built home. The current emphasis on climate sustainability was our guide for the development of our "hybrid home". Energy saving, water saving, indoor air quality and general comfort of living were considered throughout the building process. With 30 features, listed as requirements for green building certification, our hybrid home compares with the NAHBRC green home guidelines Silver rating for energy efficiency in residential construction. See this home at 10 Pompa La. Salford Twp. Telford, Pa.

Member - Delaware Valley Green Building Council

 Accreditied Verifier for NAHB Research Center's National Green Building Certification

Located on a cul de sac of 6 homes

Rear of home faces south

All stucco and stone exterior

custom cherry kitchen with slab granite tops


sustainabilly harvested Pennsylvania cherry hardwood floor

all plywood construction cherry cabinets

Hall bath

Walk up attic

Master bath


level 3 granite tops

GE Profile cooking


All CFL lighting; Exceeds Energy-star Advanced lighting package

Large South facing windows for passive solar winter heat gain


Soytherm , soy beam based sprayfoam inuslation

Solar heated, insulated walk out basement

Windsor trim


Water saving faucets

120 Gal. solar hot water storage tank

Solar assisted radiant in floor heat in basement


Aprilaire air filter system

All metal HVAC ducts

Schlage oil rubbed bronze lever handles

Kohler 6' jetted tub

144 degree water coming from the rooftop collectors on Nov. 4


Recycling Cardboard

insulated basement walls



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