Energy Star Certified

  • Energy Efficient – a Certified Energy Star Home, built in 2000, which has met or superseded  all of the government criteria for energy efficiency.  For more information click on this link to see their website:
  • Insulation factors in this home range from R-19 to R-50: 6″ Blown-in Cellulose in walls; 4″ Blown-in Cellulose Insulation PLUS Fiberglass on top in Attic; and 12″ thick Insulated Concrete Styrofoam in Lower Level.
  • Our Utility Bills for the past year, October 2015 – Sept. 2016, ranged from $80-$284, averaging at 182.26/month
  • Main Level is a circular designed home by Deltec Homes, Asheville, NC.:  Their website states the following, “Circular Homes are inherently Energy Efficient and Deltecs are enhanced with tight construction, extended overhangs, flow through roof venting, and wall thickness upgrades.”  This Deltec home follows this pattern as follows:
    • Very tight construction techniques;
    • Extended Roof Overhang to 3′ 9″, provides shade until late in day;
    • Flow-through Roof Venting*.
    • and 4×6 construction;  In addition:
      • Outside walls are filled with Blown-In Cellulose Insulation at R-19;
      • Attic has double insulation with both the blown-in Cellulose, sheets of Fiberglass on top of cellulose, and have .
      • All windows have “low-emissivity glass. Low-e glass, as it is commonly known, is specially coated with metal oxides to contain indoor heat, repel outdoor heat and ultraviolet rays and yet allow visible light to pass. Low-e glass looks practically like ordinary glass — it may have a slight tint — but is more energy efficient, affords greater comfort year-round and reduces fading of interior.” (
      • Molded Polystyrene Ventilation Baffles were stapled to the plywood sheathing in each rafter bay to form channels that hold the insulation at bay and direct incoming air upward, and out the vents at the top center point of the roof of this house.
    • Lower Level – the foundation constructed of Insulated Concrete Forms, seventeen panels 8′ wide by 12′ high and 12″ thick.  These forms are tightly fitted together and glued, put in place at the job site and filled with just the right consistency of liquid cement.  The Insulation value of this type of construction is “up to R-50.  ( website).
    • this represents “savings of about $80,000 over a 30-year period  in electricity bills on a 2000 sf home.” (
    • Other Reddi-Wall Features are:
      • Allergy Resistant
      • High Winds Resistant
      • Earthquake Resistant to 7 on Ricter Scale
      • Sound Resistant to Db 26;
      • Average indoor Temperature about 74′.
  • Other Upgrades include:
  • Insulated Double Oversized Garage Door with Daylights;

    A Photo is worth a thousand words.  Please lick on this link to see why this house is more durable and worth more that one built with typical building techniques.

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