Irvine, California

Overview

HERS Index Score: 62
Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
1
Living area size:
897
Building year:
2015
Number of Floors:
1
Property Features:
Patio, Balcony/deck
Multi-Family Buildings:
Disability access, Terrace or Balcony
Eco Property Type:
Net Zero (grid-tied)
Lighting:
Indoor LED lights (whole house)
Windows, Doors, Roof:
Energy Efficient Windows (whole house), ENERGY STAR Windows, ENERGY STAR Rated Exterior Doors
Insulation & Sealing:
Insulation (R25+), Air Sealing (whole house)
Construction:
Reused Construction Materials (Majority), Manufactured Home, Advanced Framing Techniques, Modular, Prefab Built
Garages & Hardscape:
No Garage, Pervious lot (no driveway, patio)
Energy sources:
Solar system
Solar kW:
6.5 KW
Water Efficiency:
Water efficient toilets, Solar Water Heater with ENERGY STAR Backup Tank, Water efficient bathroom faucets
Appliances:
Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Energy Star rated Clothes Washer, Clothes Dryer: Electric, Energy Star Rated Appliances, Electric Stove
Smart Technology:
Smart Smoke and CO2
Heating/Cooling:
Heating/Cooling (passive solar), Programmable Thermostat, Heating System (active solar), Air Conditioning
Walk Score Value:
60
Sage Score:
The Sage Score is a measure of a home’s overall features. 96
Livability Categories:
Potential Benefits:
Net Zero (grid-tied)
- Cost Savings of 100% on utilities as it costs $0 for grid-tied energy costs.

Modular, Prefab Built
- Health Benefits for asthma sufferers as rammed earth regulates humidity up to 60%.
- Eco Benefits include low manufacturing impacts, and the high thermal mass reduces cooling and heating needs.

Advanced Framing Techniques
- Cost Savings of up to $1,000 in materials and 5% in annual heating and cooling costs.
- Eco Benefits include optimized lumber use, and improved energy performance of the building envelope.

Reused Construction Materials (Majority)
- Eco Benefits include reduced waste and production of new materials; essential for sustainable management.

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.

ENERGY STAR Windows
- Cost Savings of up to $583/yr compared to single-pane windows & up to $197/yr compared to double-pane, clear glass windows.
- Eco Benefits include reduced energy usage which reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

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.

No Garage
- Eco Benefits include reducing impervious surfaces and reducing the potential for air contamination caused from a car inside an attached garage.

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

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.

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.

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.

Programmable Thermostat
- Cost Savings as much as 10%-30% on heating and cooling bills. 

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.

Pervious lot (no driveway, patio)
- Eco Benefits include supplemented ground water, and reduced stormwater runoff, pollutant concentrations, urban heat island affect, and need for de-icing salt.

Air Sealing (whole house)
- Cost Savings of $83-$166/yr in energy costs.

Certification

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index Score: 62
Date:: April 05, 2016
How does the HERS index work?: This home is 38% more efficient than a standard new home.

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