Posts Tagged ‘green building’
Energy conservation is the main objective of green building techniques, but water management, operating costs and other concepts are considered as well. All of these ideas must be incorporated into the design of a home that will last for many years. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has raised the minimum criteria for projects that can be certified as ENERGY STAR homes. Energy efficiency, a major factor in the ENERGY STAR criteria requires that a home pass a thermal bypass inspection, a good determinant of heating and cooling efficiency. READ MORE
Those who are looking to custom build new green homes or exploring the market for previously-constructed eco friendly homes for sale often ask what attributes they should look for in terms of energy-efficient, eco-sustainable homes. The following is a list of the top ten green home construction tips that will ensure a homeowner that their new residence will meet the standard requirements to be designated “green”. READ MORE
The current attitudes toward social responsibility and sustainable resources have inspired many people in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area to seek out eco friendly homes for sale. While there are not many of these currently on the market, the trend is inspiring tremendous growth in the market of designs for those who would like to build new green homes. Zahn Development is creating some of the most advanced, energy-efficient and green designs for contemporary Florida homes.
One of the many benefits of green homes is their efficient use of energy. Zahn Development can design and build solar-powered homes that provide all of the electrical power necessary for the entire property. Home solar panel systems supply electricity by using sunlight, the most renewable resource available. A home solar power panel generates this power by using photovoltaic semiconductors to change solar radiation into direct current (DC) electricity. This is then converted to AC, or alternating current electricity, that can be used by standard household wiring systems and appliances. READ MORE
The impact our lifestyles have on our future is profound. Careless or irresponsible use of our limited natural resources and casual attitudes regarding the effects of toxic chemicals on our bodies and our environment are quickly becoming obsolete in the minds of those who want to preserve the beauty and wonder of our land for ourselves and for the generations to come. The realization that human beings need to be better stewards of the earth has created a big demand for new, eco-sustainable homes.
House hunters who are looking to own Fort Lauderdale waterfront homes or Miami waterfront homes are especially concerned about maintaining the natural beauty of the surroundings. For those who seek the many benefits of eco-sustainable homes in South Florida, Zahn Development can help them achieve their dreams. Zahn provides contemporary Florida homes with luxury architectural styling and ecologically sustainable construction in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area. We are quickly becoming a leader in the practice of green building, providing energy efficient, toxin-free environments that are resistant to hurricanes and other extreme weather conditions. A LEED-certified green home from Zahn Development combines smart, environmentally-responsible living with luxurious comfort and modern style. READ MORE
For those looking to explore the remarkable features of green homes in Florida, we invite you to take a look at our exquisite new eco-sustainable home for sale. This is a gorgeous example of the seamless combination of an environmentally sound, energy-efficient green home and the stylish, open design of the best of contemporary Florida homes. The newly-constructed marvel includes the features that provide a healthy living environment with all the beauty of contemporary architecture.
This 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home, offering almost 4000 square feet of living space, is the first LEED- certified green home in Broward County. Located just minutes from the ocean in Lighthouse Point, the home features solar energy, low flow landscape irrigation, energy-efficient hurricane-resistant windows and extra insulation for enhanced temperature control. The home was constructed using ecologically- friendly building materials wherever possible, including low VOC paints, epoxies and sealants to provide cleaner quality air inside the house. The Energy Star appliances and tankless water heaters contribute to efficient household operation, saving both money and energy. Even the 42’-long lap pool functions using a chlorine-free filtering system. READ MORE
Zahn Development’s new green home is featured on the cover the July 2010 issue of Homes & Land Ft. Lauderdale edition.
Ever wondered how you can generate your own electricity? Currently installed on the GlassHouse is a Photovoltaic Solar Planel system consisting of 18 235W Sharp panels for 4230 watts total installed. Can easily be upgraded to 5640 watts with no additional inside wiring or equipment. System designed to be upgraded to over 10,000 watts with no structural changes. Enough to fully power the home under normal usage. Solar system is connected to the internet for remote and local power production. System is grid tied to help turn the electric meter backwards or slower during the daytime and designed for decades of maintenance free electricity.