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  Fairhope Green Home

Fairhope Green HomeArchitect

Chatham Design Group
116 Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope, AL 36532

General Description

(NAHB) National Green Building Program - GOLD
Fairhope, Alabama
Date Bid: Jan 2008 Construction Period: Apr 2008 to Oct 2008
Total Square Feet: 4,613* Site: .35 acre.
Number of Buildings: Two.
Building Size: Detached garage, 528; first floor, 2,324; second floor, 1,286; porches, 475; total, 4,613* square feet.
Building Height: Garage, 22’; first floor, 10’; second floor, 9’; total, 34’10”. Basic Construction Type: New/Wood Frame.
Foundation: Slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Concrete siding. Roof: Asphalt shingles. Floors: Wood. Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall. Projected and/or Modeled Energy Usuage KBTU/SF/yr: 64 HERS Index, Energy Star certified.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: J. Martin Pitts, LLC - 116 Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope, AL 36532
General Contractor: Jeremy Friedman, Kaloosa Builders - P.O. Box 1184, Fairhope, AL 36533

The first NAHB Green Certified home in Alabama under the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Green Building Program', the Fairhope Green Home is a stunning home with detached garage. The home is Green Certified for Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation, Indoor Air Quality, and Resource Efficiency.

The home designed by Chatham Home Planning and built by Jeremy Friedman, a Certified Green Professional, includes exposed rafter tails, Cypress board and batten siding with Cedar shake details. The home includes 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a gourmet Thermador
® kitchen, luxury master suite, keeping room, outdoor kitchen and detached garage with covered breeze way.

The Fairhope Green Home included energy saving features such as the ZIP System roof and wall sheathing. The Zip System(R) roof and wall sheathing by Huber Engineered Woods eliminates the need for housewrap and felt. The ZIP system structural roof and wall panels also have built-in protective barriers. When used with the ZIP System
® tape, the ZIP System Wall provides a code recognized, water resistive barrier and air barrier for all-in-one for superior moisture protection and enhanced energy efficiency.

The home was so successful it earned 439 points and a gold rating from the NAHB National Green Building Program.

Additional Green Features:

  • Waterfurnace Geothermal Heating & Cooling

  • Icynene® Spray Foam Insulation

  • Dual Flush Toilets & Low Flow Fixtures

  • Advanced Framing Techniques

  • Native Draught Tolerant Landscaping

  • Reclaimed Heat Pine Flooring

  • Reclaimed Pecan Mantel and Beams


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