|A pillar of the Ultimate Zero Energy Now (Z.E.N.) Home is Sustainability, including the building products Thrive Home Builders will use to deliver durability, resilience, and waste reduction. Here’s how:
Aprilaire’s high-efficiency air filter needs to be replaced less often. The extensive filter surface also reduces stress on the furnace air handling unit, helping to extend its life and efficiency.
DuPont's Tyvek DrainWrap is impermeable to liquid water, features vertical grooves to shed water away from the wall, and vents water vapor to mitigate mold and rot.
LP SmartSide exterior siding and trim is made from fast-growing trees harvested to Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards, uses 99% of the wood fiber, and resists termites and fungal decay.
The home’s heating and cooling system is an electric heat pump from Mitsubishi with no gas backup heat to reduce the transportation and burning of fossil fuel. And, 83% of what’s used to make the unit is recyclable.
Panasonic's ventilation fan housings are made from an environmentally friendly zinc, aluminum and magnesium material using a process that limits toxic substances. The fans feature a metal flange that helps keep air and moisture from leaking into framing cavities.
Samsung Electronics America’s commitment to environmental stewardship is well documented, with product efficiency improvements mitigating an estimated 243 million tons of CO2 emissions since 2009.
Xcel Energy is committed to sustainability on a utility scale with a ten-year goal of 80% carbon-free power generation that relies more heavily on renewables, like wind and solar.
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