Green Features

List of Green Features in Cannavino Construction’s Tiana Leanor Custom Home Model

  1. Lot Design Preparation and Development
    1. Select the site to minimize environmental impact (Developer).
    2. Minimize slope disturbance (Developer and Builder).
    3. Minimize soil disturbance and erosion (Developer and Builder).
    4. Minimize environmental intrusion during construction (Developer and Builder).
  2. Resource Efficiency
    1. Installed ENERGY STAR Recycled Roofing by Certainteed, saved from landfill.
    2. Installed ice flashing at roof’s edge.
    3. Hardwood Flooring: Distressed 6” Teak Engineered 9/16” hardwood floors, plywood backing reduces tree consumption.  Pre finished, extra long lasting finish.
    4. Corian in master shower contains recycled materials.
    5. Carpet Pad and Shaw Carpet made from recycled materials.
    6. Recycled Glass Tiles: Used for shower and kitchen backsplash design.
    7. Recycled Ground Up Concrete used as base under the driveway, stamped concrete areas, service walk and public walk – saved from landfill.
    8. On-site recycling bin provided.  Over 80% of building waste in dumpsters were recycled and inspected with certification.  Less for the land fill!
  3. Energy Efficiency
    1. Earned the ENERGY STAR through third party testing and verification.
    2. Installed ENERGY STAR appliances.
    3. Installed energy efficient light bulbs & dimmers – save up to 20% on electric bill.
    4. Installed Broan Energy Efficient Fan/Light Combo + Controlled Whole House Ventilation Fan (Quiet & energy saving)
    5. ENERGY STAR Pella Proline Windows
    6. Tyvek House Wrap to improve thermal package
    7. Motion Sensors and timers installed on outdoor lighting.
    8. Direct Vent Fireplace, Energy Efficient, tightly sealed, secondary heat.
    9. Geo Thermal Heating & Cooling Units by Water Furnace; uses no gas, with water holding tank to reduce energy bills by 30 to 50%. All equipment was sized according to Green Building Specs.
    10. Tankless Gas Water Heaters, Rinnai high efficiency, endless hot water.
    11. Duct systems designed and installed using Green Building Specs, with all ducts, plenums, & equipment sealed with approved foil tape.
    12. Installed Heartland Insulated Vinyl Siding with an “R” factor of 4.
    13. Insulation: Spray Foam by Icynene to reduce utility bills up to 50%.
    14. Basement Insulation: Finished areas with Icynene Foam; unfinished with 1 ½” foam board to reduce utility bills
    15. Exterior Doors & Windows flashed, caulked and sealed properly, 3rd party inspected.
  4. Water Efficiency
    1. Installed Kohler Low Flow Aerator Faucets and Water efficient flush toilets.
    2. Controlled-activated hot water recirculation system to Master Bathroom.
    3. Landscaping includes Native Plants – less watering needs.
    4. Irrigation system zoned separately for turf and bedding areas.
    5. Rain sensor on irrigation system.
  5. Indoor Environmental Quality
    1. ICI Paints Lifemaster 2000; Solvent free, no VOCs, Eco Friendly
    2. Install direct vent equipment with induced outdoor air.
    3. Humidistat installed to control whole house humidification system.
    4. Radon Mitigation Pipe installed.
    5. Dehumidifier & moisture meter used to insure correct sub-floor moisture content prior to flooring installation.
    6. Vent both range exhausts to the outside.
    7. Durrock used in all shower & tub areas
    8. Upgraded MERV 9 Filter for better dust particle control.
    9. Provide an air to air heat exchanger to enhance indoor air quality.
    10. Use humidistat to control whole house humidification system.
    11. Check moisture content of sub floors before installation of finish flooring materials.
    12. Foundation protection upgraded:  Delta-MS, enhanced damp proofing.
  6. Operation, Maintenance, and Homeowner Education
    1. Providing complete directions including warranty and maintenance manuals to maintain this Green Certified Home.
  7.  Global Impact
    1. By earning the ENERGY STAR, the home works toward preventing greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
    2. National Association of Home Builders Green Building Program:  Green home certified at the Gold level and verified by an approved Third Party Verifier.