Sign up for project
updates here!



  Green Features  

In addition to combining solar power generation with major strides in energy efficiency, the Zero Energy Idea House will incorporate a wide range of products and systems related to the various areas of green building, including:


Energy Efficiency Features

  • SIPs (structural insulated panels) construction
  • Photovoltaic solar panels
  • Solar hot water
  • High-efficiency hydronic heating
  • Energy-efficient windows
  • ENERGY STAR® light fixtures
  • ENERGY STAR® appliances
  • Real-time monitoring of energy use

Water Conservation Features

  • Dual flush toilets
  • Low-flow showerheads and faucets
  • Rainwater collection system

Sustainably Produced and Durable Materials

  • FSC certified wood products
  • Recycled-content tile
  • Salvaged wood flooring
  • 50-year siding
  • 40-year metal roof
  • Locally manufactured materials when possible

Healthy Indoor Environmental Features

  • Low VOC paint
  • Nontoxic finishes on flooring and cabinetry
  • Formaldehyde-free insulation
  • Formaldehyde-free cabinets
  • No carpet
  • Efficient ventilation

Low Impact Site Development and Natural Landscaping

  • Use of compost for erosion control
  • Vegetated “green” roof to reduce stormwater runoff
  • Planted “living wall” as a retention wall
  • Drought tolerant plant selections

Home | Overview | Green Features | Photos | Partners | Resources | Media | Contact

Copyright © 2007, Shirey Contracting Incorporated. All right reserved.
Design: Davis Design | Webmaster: Northwest Property Imaging
Content: Green Dog Enterprises and Parsons PR