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Learn about the Giordano-Smeltz Residence at http://spartanandhannah.wordpress.com

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Description:

*R-45 Walls (double stud 12.5" thick dense pack cellulose) *R-75-90 Roof (20"-24" parallel chord truss filled with cellulose) *R-32 Foundation *Drainback domestic solar hot water system *HRV *Ductless minisplit *PV provides more energy than home consumes *Advanced framing techniques to minimize wood use *Above ground root "cellar" *Some triple pane windows *Salvage doors, windows, flooring material, siding, rigid insulation *.6 ACH50 The owner, Spartan Giordano, had little prior building experience and a relatively small budget. With the help from friends, family, and neighbors, as well as knowledge gained at Greenfield Community College, Spartan turned the construction process into a collaborative project. The house was completed in the Spring of 2012.

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

Daylighting, Energy Star Appliances, Energy Star rated, FSC Certified Wood, Local Materials, Passive Solar, Recycled Materials, Super Insulated Walls/ Roof

Open House Info:

10 Charles St. Greenfield: From Greenfield Rotary (exit 26 on Rt 91): Head east on Main St. 1.5 miles. Take a left onto Chapman St. at The Brass Buckle. Go north on Chapman St. 1 m. Take right onto Charles St. Home is second on right.

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