Case Study

An Award-Winning Ridgeline

The House

A custom Ridgeline model from our Renew Collection in Asheville, NC

  • HERS Score: 6
  • Certifications: Energy Star for Homes, NC GreenBuilt Platinum and Net-Zero Certified, winner of Asheville Parade Of Homes Greenest Home Award
  • Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $1450 (compared to typical new construction)

The Story

Amy and Jennifer turned to Deltec for the green home of their dreams. As avid gardeners, birders, and naturalists, creating a home that was a habitat for themselves, and for the wildlife on the site, was an important goal. The use of third party certification through NC Green Built and Energy Star for Homes helped our building company focus on land preservation, water conservation, and energy-efficiency details throughout construction.

The Technical Features

  • Deltec Energy Wall with custom window package featuring high heat gain windows on the south and stained concrete floors as part of a passive solar design strategy
  • Combination ducted and ductless mini-split heat pump system
  • R30 spray foam in the roof
  • R19 fiberglass batts and exterior continuous insulation for R24 total in the walls
  • Super insulated slab foundation
  • Heat pump water heater
  • 5.24 kilowatt grid-tied solar array
  • Zero-VOC paints
  • Rainwater collection
  • Handicap accessible design
  • Recycled content fiberglass insulation