Green Building

Pepper Viner Has Gone Green!

High Performance – High Design at Civano North Ridge
It’s the Right Thing to Do!

Conserving energy and protecting the environment starts at home in your new Pepper Viner High Performance-High Design Home. Pepper Viner Homes is setting a new standard at Civano North Ridge by meeting the most stringent standards set by the US Government.

Homes Designed as Integrated Systems with the Following Energy Features:
• The mechanical system is designed by Energy Star recommended software which takes into account the totality of the home design. The result is a properly sized system.

• DuPont Tyvek Housewrap – a revolutionary product that limits air coming into the home through the wall, but allows moisture to escape. Plus, Tyvek Flex Wrap window flashing at every window.

• The truss system is designed to handle solar panels and to coordinate with all ductwork and R-38 insulation to ensure proper functioning.

• Fresh air intake built into the HVAC system to produce better indoor air quality.

• Unvented roof system with insulation to the roof deck – so your home becomes a sealed envelope all the way up to the trusses.  All ductwork stays within the insulated areas of the home so your heater and air conditioning unit work more efficiently.

• Insulation of R-19 in the walls and R-38 in the ceiling with third party inspection to ensure quality installation.

• Solar hot water heater with 50 gallon gas hot water heater backup.

• Low E, vinyl-framed windows that exceed Energy Star levels as set by the US Government.

• Recyclable carpet is used with a low VOC carpet pad. Low VOC interior paint is used, and Zero VOC paint is available.

A Measurable Difference!
• Every home meets the 2005 EPAct (Energy Policy Act) Standards set by the US Department of Energy – the most stringent standards ever set!  After third party verification during construction, the home is certified and documentation is sent to the US Government.

• Every home is awarded the Energy Star label with third party certification including:
• Each home meets the Thermal Bypass Checklist • Ducts are tested for leakage • Home is tested for tightness • RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) Level 1 Insulation Installation • Each home meets or exceeds the Energy Star National Performance Path for: Energy Star Lighting – Energy Star Windows – Programmable thermostat – 14 SEER Air Conditioning minimum, 93% efficient furnace – Properly sized HVAC

Benefits of the High Performance – High Design Home
• Measurable savings of 50% or more on heating and cooling costs.

• Heater and air conditioner work more efficiently so that the temperature of the home is consistent and even throughout the home.

• Homeowners will receive documentation that their Pepper Viner home meets the Energy Star and EPAct standards.

• Pride in doing your part to protect our beautiful Sonoran Desert by using less energy – 75% of all energy use is attributed to the buildings where we live and work.

Pepper Viner Homes is a proud builder of ENERGY STAR qualified homes.
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help Americans save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

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