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Green Canopy Homes: Madison Valley 5-Star

Two new 5-star single-family homes built by Green Canopy Homes sit on the corner of a block in Madison Valley. While these units are mirror images of each other, one of the units comes equipped with a 12 KW solar panel array while the other is ready for future solar. As part of Green Canopy’s push for Net Zero, they highly encourage homeowners to install panels to help offset the energy the houses consume, despite that energy being low.

With R-23 blown-in fiberglass insulation in the exterior walls, R-62 ceiling insulation, and a U-0.26 window average, these units are well insulated, which aids in reducing the need for space heating and cooling. Even so, the houses are fully equipped with a ducted and ductless mini-split system that will provide comfort to the homeowners in both the summer and winter months. Other features include Panasonic spot ERVs for ventilation, a hybrid heat pump water heater, EnergyStar appliances, and LED lighting that help make these super high performing homes.

Vital Stats

Section

Points

Location: Madison Valley, Seattle
Star Level: 5-Star
Checklist: Single-Family/Townhome
Verifier: Evergreen Certified
Site and Water 139
Energy Efficiency 177
Health and Indoor Air Quality 137
Material Efficiency 128
  Total Score 634

 

On the outside is a combination of siding material that creates a beautiful aesthetic. Beneath the siding, Henry’s Blue Skin and a rainscreen system help keep moisture out of the home. Interior material selections, in tandem with airtightness and moisture management, make this a low-VOC and healthy home.

Green Canopy Madison Valley 5-Star exterior

Built Green Highlights

Site and Water

  • 100% permeable hardscaping
  • Green Factor score of 1.258
  • Drought-tolerant landscaping and grass
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures

Energy Efficiency

  • R-20 full sub-slab insulation
  • Ducted and ductless mini-splits
  • Hybrid heat pump water heater
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Balanced ventilation system
  • 12KW solar panel
Green Canopy Madison Valley 5-Star living room
Green Canopy Madison Valley 5-Star kitchen
Green Canopy Madison Valley 5-Star bedroom
 

Health and Indoor Air Quality

  • Prefinished floors with no carpet in the units
  • No added-urea-formaldehyde trim/millwork
  • Garage exhaust fan on motion sensor
  • Low/no VOCs paints, caulks, adhesives, etc.
  • All-electric site

Materials Efficiency

  • Reclaimed wood used for interior accent wall
  • Recycled-content plastic lumber for decking
  • FSC & FloorScore certified bamboo flooring
  • Locally harvested cedar siding
  • Metal roof
Green Canopy Madison Valley 5-Star bathroom
Green Canopy Madison Valley 5-Star heat pump water heater

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