285 US Hwy, Tres Piedras, NM 87577


Living area size:
Lot Size:
200 acres
Building year:
Number of Floors:
Property Features:
Fireplace, Patio, Balcony/deck
Eco Property Type:
Passive Designed, Off-Grid
Interior Finishes:
Eco-Friendly Interior Wood Materials, Low VOC Paint, Little to No Off-Gassing Materials, No Tropical Wood Used, Other Eco Interior Material, Low VOC Sealant & Adhesives, Natural Flooring, Pre-Finished Flooring
Solar Tubes, Skylights, Exterior Energy Efficient Lights, Indoor Energy Efficient Lights
Windows, Doors, Roof:
Energy Efficient Windows (whole house)
Insulation & Sealing:
Insulation (R19+), Weather Stripping for Doors and Windows, Other Insulation, Attic Insulation (R25-R49), Attic Insulation with Continuous Air Barrier, Batt Quality Grade I Insulation, Formaldehyde Free Fiberglass Insulation, Insulation in Foundation Areas (R10+)
Adobe Built
Construction: Other Eco/ Efficient Building Type:
25" solid adobe walls surrounded by 2x6 insulated with R19. 2" rigid insulation around slab
Landscape & Patio:
Drought Tolerant or Native Plants, Storm Water Protections, Established Garden, Eco Garden (other), Organic Garden Food Production, Garden Certified as NWF Wildlife Habitat, Maintained Mature Trees
Solar kW:
2.6 kW 20-130 watt panels on 2 zomeworks trackers. 40 rolls deep cycle batteries
Other Energy Sources:
Propane back up. 40 gallons per year
Water Sources:
Well Water Source, Rain Water Collection System
Water Efficiency:
Water efficient toilets, Solar Water Heater with ENERGY STAR Backup Tank, Water efficient bathroom faucets, Water efficient kitchen faucets, Water efficient bathroom shower heads, Water Filter System, Tankless, gas water heater (whole house)
Phone, TV(s), Energy Star rated Clothes Washer, Gas Stove, Energy Star rated Clothes Dryer:, Energy Star rated Refrigerator
Smart Technology:
High-Speed Internet
Ventilation & Air Quality:
Vents for Combustion Fixture, Natural Ventilation, Cupola or Operable Skylight Ventilation
Heating/Cooling (passive solar)
Walk Score Value:
*Average Gas Utility Cost per Month:
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
Healthy. Reduced contaminants and/or improved ventilation Healthy
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
Unique. Non-traditional building materials Unique
Potential Benefits:
- 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.

Adobe Built
- Cost Savings could potentially be 100% for electric, water and heating/cooling.
- Eco Benefits include a lower environmental impact as Earthships collect and store their own energy, harvested from the local environment.

Energy Efficient Windows (whole house)
- Cost Savings of 12% in energy, or $100-$274/yr.
- Eco Benefits include reduced energy usage which reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Natural Ventilation
- Eco Benefits include cooling a home during the warmer months without the need to constantly run expensive air conditioning systems to regulate indoor temperatures.

Cupola or Operable Skylight Ventilation
- Eco Benefits include allowing warm air to escape up high while bringing in cooler air from below, cooling your house without an air conditioner.

Insulation (R19+)
- Cost Savings vary, but energy costs are reduced.
- Eco Benefits include reduced significant heat loss through exterior walls.

Insulation in Foundation Areas (R10+)
- Cost Savings vary, but energy costs are reduced.
- Eco Benefits include saved energy, protected basement walls from environmental damage, and providing a drainage plane for water.

Batt Quality Grade I Insulation
- Cost Savings of as much as 50% of the energy required to heat and cool a home.
- Eco Benefits include reduced reliance on fossil fuels as Batt insulation is often made from recycled materials.

Formaldehyde Free Fiberglass Insulation
- Eco Benefits include not off-gassing formaldehyde into the indoor environment. It is also thermally efficient, providing effective resistance to heat transfer with R-values up to R-49 (RSI-8.6).

Attic Insulation (R25-R49)
- Cost Savings of about $600/year when increasing the attic insulation from R-11 to R-49.

Attic Insulation with Continuous Air Barrier
- Eco Benefits include reduced moisture problems and ice dams, and controlling heat gain or loss.

Water Filter System
- Cost Savings of between $400-$700 on water bottles/yr for a family of 4.
- Health Benefits include filtering out unsafe chlorine and other unsafe chemicals from water.
- Eco Benefits include reduced numbers of water bottles in the landfill and in oceans.

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.

Tankless, gas water heater (whole house)
- Cost Savings of up to 15% in energy usage, or $95/yr and $1800 lifetime.

Rain Water Collection System
- Cost Savings of up to 40% in water consumption.
- Eco Benefits include reduced streambank erosion from stormwater runoff.

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

Vents for Combustion Fixture
- Health Benefits of reducing radon in the home, the second leading cause of lung cancer.
- Eco Benefits include a reduced amount of radon drawn into your house.

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

Little to No Off-Gassing Materials
- Health Benefits include deterring associated health issues such as sore throats, headaches, allergy symptoms, respiratory problems, heart disease and cancer.

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

Low VOC Sealant & Adhesives
- Health Benefits include reducing potential harm to the kidneys, liver and nervous system, reducing respiratory irritants, reproductive issues, nausea and headaches .

Low VOC Paint
- Health Benefits include a reduction in hazardous chemicals emissions.
- Eco Benefits include a reduction of the 16% of VOC emissions that come from the paint industry and increase in urban smog.

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.

Pre-Finished Flooring
- Eco Benefits are that far less solid hardwood is used than typical wood floors.

Other Eco Interior Material
- Health Benefits include reduced carcinogenic exposure with urea-formaldehyde free products.

Gas Stove
- Cost Savings of 10% to 30% to operate compared to electric.

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 Clothes Dryer:
- Cost Savings of $200 lifetime.

Energy Star rated Clothes Washer
- Cost Savings of 25% in energy and 33% in water that can save $35/yr in utility costs.
- Eco Benefits include a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Drought Tolerant or Native Plants
- Eco Benefits as little to no supplemental watering is needed.

Garden Certified as NWF Wildlife Habitat
- Eco Benefits of replenished wildlife habitats locally and along migration corridors.

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...

Storm Water Protections
- Eco Benefits include protecting city sewers from being overwhelmed by stormwater runoff, and protecting nearby streams and rivers from damage through erosion.

Indoor Energy Efficient Lights
- Cost Savings of up to $75/yr.

Solar Tubes
- Cost Savings include reducing the need to use artifical lighting and their associated energy costs.
- Health Benefits include helping with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) by increasing natural daily light exposure.
- Eco Benefits include providing natural light, especially where windows cannot, and offering better heat insulation properties than skylights. 

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


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