Thursday, September 14, 2017

Completion Photos

We are happy to say that the homeowners are moved in to their beautiful new house! For LEED, we came in 7 points above the Platinum threshold and have passed it along to the QAD team for review. We will update this blog with results as soon as we hear back.

If you would like to see Neuhaus in person, you will have an opportunity to this fall at the Green Homes Tour! The Tour features 10 sustainable and innovative projects throughout San Diego and is on October 22 from 10am-4pm. You can register for the tour here.























 









Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Photo updates

Here are a few photos from the site as we wrap up construction. The pool was just filled and landscaping is next. Next week we will have a HERS rater come to do airflow testing on the bath fans and range hood. This will earn us two LEED points in EA 4.3 and 5.3 for verifying compliance with ASHRAE 62.2.

Stucco and sustainable Resysta for exterior cladding

LED hanging light over the kitchen island

Monday, June 5, 2017

The final countdown

The Neuhaus Residence is almost complete! We are wrapping up documentation for LEED credits pertaining to site sustainability, indoor environmental quality, and water efficiency. Once installed and verified by our Green Rater, the drought tolerant landscaping and water efficient irrigation system will constitute many LEED credits. We may technically be "out of the drought" in San Diego, but should always be extremely conscious about saving as much water as possible.






Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Neuhaus to be on this year's Green Homes Tour

We are excited to announce that the Neuhaus has been selected to participate in this year's Green Homes Tour on October 22 from 11am-4pm! The tour features 10-15 homes that exemplify residential sustainability and innovation. We will provide more information and a link to sign up as the tour approaches. Please email admin@alliancegreenbuilders.com if you would like to be notified about sign up information.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Tree reclamation

A large Aleppo pine needed to be taken down at the Neuhaus project and we decided to make the best use of it as possible. West Coast Milling planed it into planks to be reclaimed as tables or benches once properly dried out. We can't wait to see the final creation!

The planks are spaced apart so they can dry out 

Chris from West Coast Lumber

Doro Pirino (designer), Antje Heinz (homeowner), and JP (site supervisor)




Friday, April 14, 2017

Renewable Energy

We installed a 9.3 kW solar photovoltaic system on the roof at the Neuhaus residence which will offset an estimated 63% of predicted energy use! After state incentives, this system should pay back the homeowners after 3 years. Not to mention, it earned the project a full 10 LEED credits in the EA10 - Renewable Energy credit category.

Prepping the racks


After the photovoltaic modules are installed. (30) 310W Talesun panels

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Durable and sustainable exterior cladding

The exterior cladding at the Neuhaus is Resysta, a durable and environmentally-friendly product that serves as a great alternative to wood. Unlike wood, it does not fade over time, absorb moisture, or allow pest infestations. It's fiber-reinforced hybrid material produced of approximately 60% rice husks, 22% common salt and 18% mineral oil. These are rapidly renewable materials and therefore will earn the project 0.5 LEED points in the Environmentally Preferable Products category.