As Green As It Gets – Green Dream Home Tours – March 12 & 26, 2-5 pm or by appointment.
Join us for a tour of Tom Moore’s new green home, built with energy efficiency, conservation, low maintenance and adaptability as basic themes and designed for a lifetime of comfort. Great green home design begins with a great builder.
Optimal solar siting with south facing exposure
Roof mounted solar electric and solar water heating systems
Two backup electric systems with separate control planels: DC battery/generator
Low amp-three phase water pump, which runs on less power
Energy Star appliances
“State-of-the-Art” air-tight performance created by unique double wall framing design and double sided insulation.
Open floor plan with attention to natural day lighting and wall colors.
Computer-controlled environment which can be remotely operated.
Weather sensitive heat boiler
Air heat recovery system
Creative use of 16,000 board feet of lumber harvested from the site and locally sawed, milled and dried.
Optimum use of recycled materials.
Low VOC Vermont made natural tungoil woodwork finish
All wood, cork and slate floors.
Recycling scrap to minimize waste.
Use of local Vermont materials whenever possible
Use of finest local craftsmen.
Unstained natural pine siding, to weather naturally with no upkeep.
50 year asphalt roof
Landscaped for low maintenance and little mowing.
Adaptability and Sustainability
“Universal Design” with ceilings and floors installed before the internal walls for adaptable future remodeling.
Wheel chair accessible entrance and lavatory and first floor living adaptability
Ability to be away from home and free from power failure concerns.
Special Design Details.
Unique design of window openings with maximum natural light.
Natural board exterior with horizontal and vertical treatment and classic Greek Revival window trim detail.
“Craftsman” style interior wood trim created in Tom Moores wood shop.
“Not-So-Big” Sarah Susanka philosophy of “dual-use” space and private areas.
Open floor plan
Two home offices
Custom built Tom Moore furniture to integrate with interior house design and woodwork details.
Granite window sills
Stained glass windows in interior walls.
Master bath to basement laundry chute.