Jennings

SANTA CRUZ GREEN BUILDERS  /  RESIDENTIAL

Features

  • Extra Insulation and Air Sealing
  • FSC Certified Local Redwood
  • LED Lights
  • Low Flow Toilets and Faucets
  • Low VOC Paints and Adhesives
  • Passive Solar Design
  • Solar Power

This beautiful house, designed by Peter Spellman, sits right on Frederick Street Park. You cannot tell from looking at it that it is a green home. This is an example of our standard green building package. 2×6 framing with R-19 batt insulation, 1″ of polyiso rigid foam wrapped around the entire exterior for a total wall R-value of 27. The ceiling is R-30. The first floor is slab on grade. The windows are fiberglass Integrity by Marvin. All the lighting is LED. The appliances are Energy Star. Heat is delivered by a 96% efficient forced air heater but it does not come on much because of the good passive solar design, thermal mass, and extra insulation and air sealing. A 3.75KW solar array powers the whole house and ADU. Low flow 1.28gpf toilets and .8gpm faucets, lots of hardscape, and minimal landscaping save water. Fences are all local FSC Certified redwood from Big Creek Lumber.

Designed by Peter Spellman


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