Arizona’s first project to be certified under the Phoenix Green Construction Code is proudly on display! In a climate where air conditioning is virtually a year round energy consumer and water isn’t exactly close, Phoenix officials designed new construction codes to focus on conserving energy and resources in ways that will best acclimate with the Arizona desert climate. (Get more information on Phoenix’s Green Construction Codes)
The deep retrofit project aimed to conserve water and energy, on an existing 1,000 square-foot, abandoned house originally built in 1951, and transformed it into a cutting-edge, energy-efficient home with 1,970 square feet, four bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Using strategies including Insulfoam’s R-Tech in the wall assembly the home was able to achieve a high Gold rating. The R-Tech insulation panels are large and can be assembled in the wall system continuously to reduce the amount of gaps in insulation for cold air to escape (or warm air to come it). Reducing gaps and increasing insulation was key to this home being able to reach its energy goals! Check out the full details at Jetson Green‘s project profile.