• First Solar Home

    Build San Antonio Green is proud to announce the certification of our first Level 3 Solar Home.

    This home was built by BuiltSmart Resources and designed by MSA Architecture. The home was certified through Build San Antonio Green’s Level 3 Solar Home program, and is designed to be at least 35% more efficient than current city code.

    Key energy efficiency features of the home include:

    • HERS Index of 51 or better – 35% more efficient than City Code in energy
    • HVAC System minimum 15 SEER
    • ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances
    • Fluorescent, CFL or LED lighting required
    • Tight building envelope to prevent air leakage
    • Efficient mechanical systems
    • High-performance lighting
    • Low-e windows
    • Solar PV system to meet all of the home’s power requirements
    • Low-voc materials and adhesives for improved indoor air quality
    • 30,000 gallon rainwater harvesting system

    BuiltSmart is proud to announce that this home is also a resource center, educating builders and the public about the home and the feasibility of building an extremely efficient, net zero energy home through the Build San Antonio Green program!

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