New Habitat for Humanity home features solar electricity and other green technologies to achieve zero-net energy and other Green Certifications.
PetersenDean is a proud sponsor of the solar roofing for the ABC Green Home 2.0, which broke ground on June 9 in Walnut, California. We teamed with Green Home Builder magazine, Southern California Edison and Habitat for Humanity for the high-performance house that is definitely the pushing solar envelope! It includes about 8.5 to 9 KW of solar; that is about double the average amount for most homes.
PetersenDean Roofing & Solar is supplying 8.5KW of solar for the home, helping it achieve Zero-Net Energy (ZNE), meaning it will produce as much energy as it uses during the year through a combination of energy efficient practices and products and on-site, grid-tied renewable energy production.
The 2.0 home is pushing sustainable boundaries in many areas, especially the solar roofing component by PetersenDean, which includes 8.5 KW of solar, compared to the average 3.5KW on other green homes. We’ve asked this house to do more than most ZNE homes and have definitely taken it to the next level. From the electric vehicle charging station to the solar power, which is a combination of systems that include the roof and ground. This house is a sustainable star! Think Stanley Cup, Triple Crown, NBA Finals, Superbowl, World Series, World Cup… you know what we mean.
Demonstrating the best green practices in the industry, the home will be certified by six agencies, including LEED Platinum for Homes certified, Cal Green, Build it Green, California Advanced Homes, ENERGY STAR and NAHB Green. These well-known programs represent a high standard in national third-party certification for sustainability in new home construction.
Organizers hope that the ABC Green Home will demonstrate how to utilize design, planning, engineering and science to create the ideal green home at a reasonable cost, especially since California is seeking to make net-zero energy use mandatory by 2020, the home and its sustainability template will show how to achieve net-zero now. SCE and other groups plan to use the home as a class room to educate builders, architects, designers and others about energy efficient construction techniques.
With contemporary styling and classic curb appeal, ABC 2.0 showcases energy-efficient products and appliances throughout the home. Everything within the home is eco-friendly, including the low-VOC paints, the windows, doors, faucets, bathroom fixtures, appliances, landscaping and of course solar!
Energy conservation is just one of the reasons the project has been so popular with industry leaders and groups like SCE, Habitat for Humanity and KTGY.
“Southern California Edison is proud to support the ABC Green Home. It’s our hope that this visionary project inspires homeowners, builders and renters to think about all the possibilities that are open to them. Every energy-efficient feature, no matter how small, makes a positive impact on their own electric bills and the environment that we all share,” said John Morton, project construction manager with SCE.
The ABC Green Home 2.0 is setting new sustainable standards for Habitat for Humanity as well. “We view it as a great learning opportunity for us while also allowing us to serve a local veteran and his or her family. While our homes exceed Title 24 standards, this is a whole new level of sustainability and we’re very excited about it,” said Jody Gmeiner, President/CEO of the Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity.
Upon completion, the ABC Green Home 2.0 will be open to the building industry and the general public for six months in order to showcase the home’s technologies and green products. Networking events and demonstrations will be hosted at the home by SCE, BIA, AIA, and ULI along with several product partners and sponsors. After which, the home will eventually be made available to a disabled U.S. Veteran family in Walnut, California through Habitat for Humanity.