Jack Weiss Residence, 2014 Green Awards Honorable Mention for Single-Family: Custom

Jack Weiss Residence - 1Quick stats

  • Stories: 2
  • Square footage of living space: 4,119 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Baths: 3 ½
  • Green certification: Austin Energy Green Building, 5-star rating

Highlighted this week is the Jack Weiss Residence located in Austin, Texas and submitted by Green Me Austin.

A 2014 Green Awards Honorable Mention for Single Family: Custom, the Jack Weiss Residence is designed with respect to rather than against the existing site conditions and climate. The project boasts a lengthy list of green features, ten of which are as follows:

Jack Weiss Residence - 3Green building and site features

  • Orientation-based window placement that is designed to harness daylighting and ventilation
  • A solar-ready and highly reflective roof
  • Low VOC paints
  • A Rainbird Smart Controller Weather Station and Irrigation System that meets all criteria for the EPA WaterSense program
  • A 2,500 gallon capacity rainwater harvesting cistern that feeds the irrigation system
  • 83% of the construction waste was recycled
  • No formaldehyde in carpet, carpet padding, and flooring adhesives and no added formaldehyde in the energy efficiency spray foam insulation
  • WaterSense toilets and faucets
  • Energy Star lighting and appliances
  • Existing trees were protected, and all new plants are from the Austin Energy Green Building Grow Green list

Jack Weiss Residence - 4Find out how your green project can win Best in Green in the 2015 NAHB Green Awards here: www.nahb.org/greenawards.

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