Green Features of Veridia
- 100-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array offsets community electrical usage.
- Rainwater capture and reuse provides water for landscaping and irrigation, significantly reducing the community's city-water use.
- Community vegetable garden provides fresh, local produce to Veridia’s residents.
- Easy access to public transportation, bike paths and numerous amenities within walking distance reduce need for car transport.
- Pedestrian-oriented community encourages increased time in Veridia’s outdoor spaces.
- Community will be LEED for Neighborhood Development certified.
Within the Home
Every home in Veridia will be equipped with solar water heaters that provide up to 80 percent of the hot water used in the home. Since water heating accounts for around 30 percent of energy use in most households, this saves you significant amounts on your utility bills and reduces your carbon footprint.
Solar Hot Water:
Icynene is an open-celled spray-foam insulation that is a great sealant in addition to being impervious to mold, mildew and insects. By taking control of air leakage, Icynene delivers energy efficiency, healthier indoor air quality and a quieter living environment.
Icynene Spray-Foam Insulation
These returns properly cycle air throughout the home allowing for higher efficiency heating and cooling as well as increased comfort within the home.
Pressure-Balancing True Returns:
Sealing and caulking all penetrations and gaps within the building envelope prevents thermal energy loss.
Sealed Thermal Envelope:
Low-flow faucets, showerheads and toilets reduce water consumption in the home by 20-40 percent.
American Standard Water Conserving Products:
This high-efficiency central air filtration system replaces the flimsy, inch-thick filters that must be replaced frequently. It permanently traps allergy-causing pollen-sized particles, mold and spores more effectively than standard air filters, improving indoor air quality.
Aprilaire Air Filter:
These thermostats offer four pre-programmed settings to regulate your home’s temperature and can save significant amounts of energy by eliminating the waste of heating and cooling unoccupied space.
Air escaping through unsound HVAC ducts is a huge waste of energy in many homes. All our duct work is tightly sealed and inspected to insure no conditioned air is being lost before reaching its destination.
Tightly Sealed HVAC Duct Work:
To ensure complete peace of mind for our homeowners, we offer extensive third-party certification on our homes. In addition to the LEED certification of the neighborhood, Energy Star and Green Building Initiative certifications come standard on each Veridia home. These certifications verify the high level of energy and water efficiency as well as indoor air quality and overall sustainability of our community.