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Home Run Receives Gold Standard in Green Building

By August 26, 2013No Comments

Home Run’s ski-in/ski-out residences have achieved the prestigious LEED Gold Certification as awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

So why is LEED certification important to homeowners? LEED establishes a seal of quality, providing peace of mind that you are living in a “healthy home” designed to deliver fresh air indoors, energy efficiency and improved water quality. Home Run residences are 30%-35% more energy efficient than a typical California-built Title 24 home and almost 50% more efficient than homes built under the current national standards.

Outlined below are just a few of the noteworthy green initiatives that Home Run has undertaken:

• Utilized high value insulation compared to code (ceiling is R-48 vs R-38, Walls are R-23 compared to R-21 and Floors are R-38 vs R-19)
• Installed low or no-VOC paint, carpets and sealants throughout to enhance air quality
• Used a highly efficient hydronic heating system, as well as Energy Star appliances and LED kitchen lighting
• Thoughfully designed landscaping and irrigation reducing water demand by over 50% from that of a comparable project
• Followed a construction waste program that cut the amount of waste sent to land fills
• Minimized lumber waste by using pre-cut lumber packages

East West Partners, the developer of Home Run, has a history of building sustainable developments in the Tahoe area and are fortunate to have a LEED Accredited Professional on staff to help achieve optimum green building results.