Green Building

Washington home combines energy efficiency with pleasing views

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:43

A new home in Everett, Washington, was recently completed, and its builder succeeded in combining expansive views of Puget Sound with an energy efficient residence that will do its part to preserve the beautiful scenes that surround it, The Everett Herald reported.

According to the news source, the family that moved into the home wanted to ensure that if they were provided with beautiful views, they would do their part to limit their carbon footprint in an effort to help the planet.

The Herald reported that the home was built with energy-saving devices and a limited amount of technology, as the family noted that with the beautiful surroundings they have, they should be able to entertain themselves.

"We don't need TV," the owner told the news source.

The family chose to use a variety of products and technologies in order to achieve a lower energy consumption than they had in their last home. These include state-of-the-art insulation, windows that are more conducive to airflow during summer months and a radiant heating system on the first floor, according to the news source.

The radiant heating system will allow the family to use less energy than a traditional heating system, and this will help to limit the carbon footprint that they will be responsible for.

While some families may love the positive impact that a radiant heating system has on the environment, others will prefer the amazingly comfortable floors that result from the technology.

A Warmboard radiant heating system is the most energy efficient product on the market due to its unique design, as it comes complete with highly-conductive aluminum tubing that help to spread the heat out around a residence. 

While parents may rejoice at the lower heating bills a Warmboard system will provide, children and guest will remove their shoes willingly in order to experience the comfort.