Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mueller Redux

Check out this video tour produced by Jill Leberknight of Keller Williams Realty! We designed this LEED certified home for the Parade of Homes at Mueller in 2009. This beautiful, urban craftsman cottage is a prime example of luxurious sustainable design. The home boasts a five-star plus rating in Austin Energy’s green building program, as well as being Gold NAHB rated and Platinum LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. Set in a development leading the way for sustainable design as a community, it is no surprise that the home features a myriad of energy saving elements and was awarded Best Overall Green/Sustainable Home in the Parade. Some of these elements include fully foam encapsulated insulation, LED lighting, tankless water heaters, LoE2 glass, Energy Star-rated appliances, American Clay Earth Plaster, recycled bark and cork finishes, direct vent fireplace and highly energy efficient carrier unit HVAC systems. The home was also awarded Most Unique Green Feature for a natural gas refueling station in the garage. Almost any vehicle can be converted to run on this CNG (compressed natural gas). The home succeeds in combining the elements of architectural beauty and design with energy efficient resources and systems to create a truly unique habitat in the Mueller community.

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