19 Fox Hill Rd, Lafayette, NJ 07848


Living area size:
Lot Size:
4.25 acres
Building year:
Number of Floors:
Property Features:
Patio, Balcony/deck, Other
Interior Finishes:
Eco-Friendly Interior Wood Materials, Eco-Friendly Kitchen Cabinets, Quartz Countertops, No Tropical Wood Used, Natural Flooring, Sealed concrete Flooring
Indoor LED lights (whole house), Exterior Energy Efficient Lights, Exterior Solar Landscape Lighting
Windows, Doors, Roof:
ENERGY STAR Rated Exterior Doors, Exterior Storm Doors, Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) Roof
Insulation & Sealing:
Insulation (R25+), Exterior Insulation Finishing System (EIFS), Weather Stripping for Doors and Windows, Exterior Continuous Insulation (R5+)
Construction: Other Eco/ Efficient Building Type:
Partially earth sheltered with all rooms and all glass facing south for passive solar gain in winter (with overhangs for summer)
Garages & Hardscape:
Detached Garage or Carport
Landscape & Patio:
Established Garden, Eco Garden (other), Large Shade Trees, Maintained Mature Trees
Energy sources:
Solar system
Solar kW:
Other Energy Sources:
4 kW off site (personally own 10 panels in nearby community solar)
Water Sources:
Well Water Source
Water Efficiency:
Water efficient toilets, Solar Water Heater with ENERGY STAR Backup Tank, Water efficient bathroom faucets, Energy efficient electric heat pump water heater
Microwave, Phone, TV(s), Energy Star Rated Appliances, Electric Stove, Energy Star rated Dishwasher, Energy Star rated Refrigerator
Smart Technology:
Smart Security Camera, Smart Lights, High-Speed Internet
High Efficiency Furnace & Boiler (AFUE 90%+ ), Heating/Cooling (passive solar), Heating System (active solar), Energy Efficient Heat Pump (HSPF 9.0+), Energy Efficient Ducted Mini-Splits, Air handlers located within conditioned spaces (all units)
Electric Car Charging Station:
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
*Average Electric Utility Cost per Month:
Zero over year. Summer months we get credits; Winter months we pay for electric mostly for heat pumps)

Sage Features (eco & smart)

Other Certification:
Recognized by American Solar Energy Society and featured in "Solar Today" magazine
Eco Property Type:
Passive Designed, Net Zero (grid-tied)
Sage Score:
The Sage Score is a measure of a home’s overall features. 100+
Livability Categories:
Cost Savings. Features which reduce the maintenance & utility costs Cost Savings
Comfort. Has features making the overall livability more desirable such as consistent temperatures and improved air quality. Comfort
Eco-friendly. Has a reduced impact on the environment Eco Friendly
Low-maintenance. Has longer lasting features and/or less frequent maintenance required Low Maintenance
Market resale potential. Has features often equated with a premium resale value Market Resale Potential
Quality. Includes certifications, enhanced building techniques and materials. Quality
Technology. Includes smart and automated features Technology
Potential Benefits:
Net Zero (grid-tied)
- Cost Savings of 100% on utilities as it costs $0 for grid-tied energy costs.

Passive Designed
- Cost Savings with reduced heating and cooling loads through energy-efficiency strategies, and then those reduced loads are met, in whole or part, with solar energy.

Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) Roof
- Cost Savings of up to 60% on energy bills.
- Health Benefits include soundproof design for quieter buildings.

ENERGY STAR Rated Exterior Doors
- Eco Benefits include reducing heat loss in the winter and keeping cool air inside when it’s warm outside, for reduced energy usage.

Exterior Storm Doors
- Eco Benefits include reducing heat loss in the winter and keeping cool air inside when it’s warm outside, for reduced energy usage.

Detached Garage or Carport
- Health Benefits include reduced noise and keeping hazardous fumes away from the residence.

Insulation (R25+)
- Cost Savings of as much as $300/yr.
- Eco Benefits include reduced significant heat loss through exterior walls.

Exterior Continuous Insulation (R5+)
- Cost Savings in significantly reduced energy costs with improved energy efficiency.
- Eco Benefits include allowing water in the wall to dry and the moisture vapor to escape to the outside due to its breathability, providing continuous exterior insulation (CI), increasing the R-value of the wall while reducing thermal bridging.

Exterior Insulation Finishing System (EIFS)
- Cost Savings of nearly 45% in energy use, in a 12 month period.

Solar system
- Cost Savings of up to $750/year or $15000 over 20yrs on energy costs.
- Eco Benefits with reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Indoor LED lights (whole house)
- Cost Savings of up to $75/yr in energy costs when replacing 5 incadescent bulbs with ENERGY STAR light bulbs.

Exterior Solar Landscape Lighting
- Eco Benefits include reduced carbon emissions as grid energy is not used.

Water efficient bathroom faucets
- Eco Benefits include savings of approximately 20% water use. WaterSense bathroom sink faucets save 30%+ water use.

Water efficient toilets
- Cost Savings averaging $110/yr.
- Eco Benefits like saving between 20%-60% in water use.

Solar Water Heater with ENERGY STAR Backup Tank
- Cost Savings of up to $280/yr and $5200 lifetime.

Energy efficient electric heat pump water heater
- Cost Savings of 33% to 50% in energy, or up to $330/yr and $3470 lifetime.
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Heating System (active solar)
- Eco Benefits include a reduction in air pollution, water consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Heating/Cooling (passive solar)
- Cost Savings of up to a 50% reduction in heating costs.

High Efficiency Furnace & Boiler (AFUE 90%+ )
- Cost Savings of 11% in energy use, or $27/yr in the southern US.

Energy Efficient Ducted Mini-Splits
- Cost Savings of 30%-40% in energy.
- Health Benefits include improved air quality & humidity control, reducing allergy symptoms, asthma, and other health problems.

Air handlers located within conditioned spaces (all units)
- Cost Savings of up to 15% on air-conditioning costs.

Smart Lights
- Cost Savings of up to six times more energy efficiency than incandescent lighting.
- Eco Benefits include not containing mercury compared to compact fluorescent bulbs.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station
- Cost Savings of roughly $860/yr in fuel costs.
- Health Benefits include improved air quality with less health problems and costs caused by air pollution. EVs are also quieter than petrol/diesel vehicles, which means less noise pollution.
- Eco Benefits include reducing the emissions that contribute to climate change and smog and allowing greater diversity of fuel choices available for transportation.

No Tropical Wood Used
- Eco Benefits include a reduction in the decline of the rainforest, the extinction of animal species, and climate change impacts.

Eco-Friendly Interior Wood Materials
- Eco Benefits are that responsibly sourced hardwood comes from well-managed, sustainable forests, and recycled finishes reclaim waste materials.

Natural Flooring
- Health Benefits include fewer toxins, and cork has antimicrobial, insect repellent and fire inhibitor properties.
- Eco Benefits are that it reduces the use of hardwoods.

Sealed concrete Flooring
- Cost Savings include lower replacement costs, and it can contribute to lower energy use for heating and cooling because it retains heat in the winter, yet remains cool in the summer.
- Health Benefits include typically being VOC-free, reduced bacteria and mold growth.

Quartz Countertops
- Health Benefits include reduced odor, bacteria, mold and mildew growth.

Eco-Friendly Kitchen Cabinets
- Eco Benefits are that (FSC) certified wood is harvested sustainably.

Energy Star rated Refrigerator
- Cost Savings of up to 15% in energy that can save $270 over 5 years.
- Eco Benefits include a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to that of 870,000 vehicles.

Energy Star rated Dishwasher
- Cost Savings of 12% in energy and 30% in water.
- Eco Benefits include reduced air pollution, that combats climate change and aids in water resource conservation.

Large Shade Trees
- Cost Savings as summer shade and winter sunlight reduce air conditioning and heat usage.

Maintained Mature Trees
- Eco Benefits of reducing the potential to harm, or even kill the tree, include that mature trees provide an abundance of eco-friendly benefits from shade, to storm-water run off reduction, to wildlife habits...

Weather Stripping for Doors and Windows
- Cost Savings of $42-$83/yr in energy costs.


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Solar gain and passive design

These diagrams show how the design of the home facing south, earth sheltered on the north, roof sloping to deflect northwesterly winds, and overhangs at glass on south side all combine to enhance space heating in winter and passive cooling in summer.