Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 19, 2013
Solid Green Systems, along with its partners, is hosting an Open House on Thursday, November 21 to demonstrate a high performance, energy efficient home that has a 5 star plus energy rating with a projected HERS rating of 12. Solid Green Systems, along with its partners, will give a brief overview of the building process, introduce partners, offer tours of the home and demonstrate the various technologies involved during the building process. With the demand for green building increasing significantly and expected to grow at a faster pace, there is more pressure for building solutions to reduce the amount and costs of energy.
The U.S. green building market is accelerating at a dramatic rate, says McGraw-Hill Construction's Green Outlook 2011. The value of green building construction starts was up 69% from 2008 to 2010 — from $42 billion to $71 billion — and represents 25% of all new construction activity in 2010. Projections show the market size reaching $135B by 2015, a 22% increase.
Solid Green Systems’ Partners
Solid Green Systems is partnering with Circular Energy (solar panels and energy monitoring services), Houston Foam Plastics (EPS foam for framing and roof system), LED Source (LED lighting) BASF Wall Systems (Senergy Base Coasts, Meshes and exterior stucco), Lennox (energy efficient HVAC), and GE GeoSpring (hybrid heat pump electric water heater).
“We believe that working with best in class partners helps building owners realize the benefits of building ‘green’ and makes the process much smoother. Having a cohesive solution is much stronger than having 'one-off' vendors,” said David Carolan, Founder and CEO of Solid Green Systems. “By joining our Solid Green Systems EPS foam and light-gauge steel framing and roof system with other energy efficient components, including solar panels, energy monitoring services, high efficiency HVAC, LED lights, hybrid heat pump electric water heater and energy star appliances, we were able to build a large, custom home that was built for net zero energy performance.”
About the House
This 7100 square foot home was built in 10 months and has a steel roof with stucco and stone exterior. There is 4000+ square feet of outdoor living space, including a private courtyard with fireplace, outdoor grill and kitchen. The house includes 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, living room, dining room, media room and a 3 car garage. Finish-outs include granite counter tops, stained concrete floors, gourmet kitchen, 12’ walls, cathedral ceilings to 22’, 8’ doors, e-windows, total of 9-tons 16-SEER variable speed HVAC, LED lighting, solar panels, energy monitoring services, hybrid heat pump electric water heater and energy star appliances.
About Solid Green Systems
Solid Green Systems manufactures a patented residential and commercial exterior wall and roof system made of EPS foam and light-gauge steel. Our system is faster to build, less expensive than most traditional building methods, and saves more than 50% on energy costs. For more information, please visit http://www.solidgreensystems.com.