Southern Living Idea House - Green Specs

The Southern Living Idea House at Glenwood Park

EarthCraft House®/Building America House



  1. Filtered Fresh Air System (Energy Recovery Ventilator w/ HEPA Filtration, Ultra-Violet Air Purification) by Lennox
  2. SEER 19 Heat Pump and A/C by Lennox
  3. 94.5 AFUE sealed combustion, direct vent (dual fuel system) by Lennox
  4. Low E, Argon filled windows with U factor 0.28 to 0.36 and SHGC below 0.40 by Pella
  5. R-25, 2 x 6 exterior wall studs with continuous foam insulation by Icynene and Dow
  6. R-30 sealed non-vented attic with open cell urethane spray foam by Icynene.
  7. R-10 fiberglass exterior drainage board by Tremco Barrier Solutions
  8. Sealed, non-vented conditioned crawlsapce
  9. ENERGY STAR® appliances by Electrolux and Frigidaire
  10. ENERGY STAR®  bath fans by Panasonic
  11. ENERGY STAR®  lighting fixtures by Cooper Lighting
  12. Water efficient plumbing fixtures and appliances
  13. Instant water heating by Bosch and On Demand Hot Water System by Metlund
  14. 1.4 kW Photovoltaic Roof Power System by One World and Kyocera
  15. Pre-finished, recycled wood floors by Authentic Pine Floors
  16. Recycled wood fiber exterior trim products by Miratec and James Hardee
  17. All brick exterior by General Shale
  18. 50 year metal roofing METALWORKS by TAMKO - approved for clean rainwater collection systems
  19. Trex decking for all porches
  20. Low or no-VOC and bio-resistant paints By Sherwin Williams
  21. Countertops by Dupont Zodiac using bio-sealed composite materials
  22. Low VOC floor coverings by Mohawk Industries
  23. 100% recycled content wallboard by Georgia Pacific
  24. Mold resistant Tile Backer and Wet Area Wall Board by Georgia Pacific
  25. Pervious Pavement parking area by PCI Concrete Systems
  26. Rain Barrel Rain Water Harvesting Systems
  27. Water-efficient Landscape Design System
  28. On-site waste management and grinding construction material for ground cover by Job Site Solutions
  29. Sustainable Harvested Wood Products and Furnishings by Weyerhauser
  30. Lighting Control system by Crestron and Electronic Home



Southern Living Magazine/Idea House: Tim Watson, Project Manager

Developer: Green Street Properties, Walter Brown, V.P., Project Manager

Builder: Whitehall Homes, Jon Roby, President

Architect: Historical Concepts, Terry Pylant, Project Manger

Energy Engineering: IBACOS, Mark Thompson, Engineer, John Broniek, Project Manager

EarthCraft House Certification by Southface, Parker Snyder and Laura Uhde, Project Managers