Some aspects of this project could be considered green. The project involved adding on roughly 1100 square feet of space onto the home, a remodel of approximately 700 square feet of the existing structure, and new lightweight tile roof over the entire home.
The greenest aspects of this project would definitely be the insulation, lighting, and low water use fixtures that were installed. All exterior walls of the addition were 2″x6″ construction, and were insulated with recycled fiberglass batts. The attic of the entire house was insulated with loose fiberglass that was installed to a depth that provided R38 insulating value.
The new bathroom fixtures were Delta water sense faucets and Delta H2O kinetic shower heads. Aquapex water supply lines were installed in the addition, and were used to replace the old galvanized lines in the existing bathroom. Lighting met or exceeded all Title 24 energy requirements.