A Green building refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle. The common objective is that green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:
- Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
- Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
- Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation.
Our spotlight Green home is designed and built Green by the founders of Stonyfield yogurt. This S.P. Brooks Post & Beam home has plenty of energy saving features including sun tracking-solar powered, off-grid electric with Public Service Company of New Hampshire backup (or use solar as backup), low H2O commercial grade toilets, southern exposure for radiant heat, walk-in cooler room for reduced grocery trips, a Viking gas range, a SUB-ZERO refrigerator, a quiet Bosch energy efficient dishwasher, and new LG top line efficient washer and dryer. On entry, there are electric radiantly heated floor to quickly dry your coats in the slated mudroom entryway with closets and built-in drawers. 3 deep bay in heated garage with huge finished, heated bonus room above. The basement has a finished heated family room with office space, laundry, shower and walkout to exceptional landscaping with outside granite adornments and patio. A terre firma lower field rests over the year round audible, babbling brook and is a great spot for your home garden. Rennai propane heaters, a nice soapstone wood stove to heat on 3 cords by design. Attached wood shed for one time handling was built and designed based on BTU output of wood stove using locally available hardwoods found on property.
Take a peek inside this beautiful Green home.