a living example
The new education center’s second floor, home to the Garden Market owners, will become a real-world example of living a low- to no-impact lifestyle. Custom designed by Hale Architecture of Wake Forest this 2,350 square foot structure will demonstrate all of the latest in green products and technology, near-zero energy design, sustainable building materials, solar heating and electric features, drought-tolerant landscaping choices specific to the region and its easy-to-use 1,000 gallon rainwater catchment system for irrigation.
• Ultra-tight building envelope
• Spray-foam and batt insulation for R-32 and R-45 walls
• Separate plates to eliminate thermal bridging
• 16-SEER high-efficiency heat pump
• Design 12 times tighter than Energy Star requirements
• Solar hot water system and 2.1-kW PV system
• Local and sustainable materials (reclaimed wood & block)
In addition to helping you explore eco-friendly design choices, the education center will also demonstrate the many ways we can reduce our carbon footprint outside the home. This includes living near one’s workplace, green transportation options and sustainable food choices that ensure land is being use responsibly for the benefit of future generations.
Learning by example, we hope one will leave HOME@TGM with both the resources and knowledge they need to help reduce their carbon footprint.
LOCATION & LINKAGES
ENERGY & ATMOSPHERE
MATERIALS & RESOURCES
Windows: Low-E4™ glass
Siding: Cedar Siding Rain Screen
Roofing: Tesla's Solar Roof
Insulation: Polyurethane Spray Foam & Batt
Appliances: Energy Star
Countertops: Soap Stone
Toilets: Dual Flush
Flooring: Bamboo Flooring
Paint: Venetian Plaster
HVAC: 19.50 SEER Air Conditioner and Two-Stage Variable-Speed Furnace with a Air Cleaner