Serving as the LEED consultant, this home built in 1909 at 3200 Floyd Ave. created many challanges. The project was named after long time resident Honor Patterson. A full gut rehab, both chimneys and most interior walls were removed. The design by R. Michael Cross, Architect, includes an open design first floor with the master bedroom, kitchen, living room, 1/2 bath and outstanding staircase to the second floor's multi-purpose video room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and loft.
Energy saving features include a geothermal heating and cooling system, high performance insulation and windows, low wattage LED lighting and Energy Star appliances. Not only does this home use little energy, its active solar arrays produce energy during daylight hours and offset over 50% of its electrical needs. 100% of the rainwater that falls on the roof is captured by a 2,000 gal. BMP under the front yard and a 1,500 gal. expandable rain pillow under the back porch that allows them to use this rainwater to water plants and wash cars. Future enhancements may include a solar powered "Plugless" electric car charging system.
Honor's Corner earned the LEED for Homes - Platinum Certification as well as the EPA sponsored Energy Star award.