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How do SolarBuilt Homes Save Energy?
  • Integra Masonry Block Wails with blown-in foam Insulation and High Thermal Mass, R45 blown-in roof insulation.
  • Windows are Hurd, single hung, vinyl frames and insulated glass providing R2.
  • French doors are steel and foam frame with insulated glass providing R3.
  • Gas Furnace, SEER 12 Air Conditioner and optional High-performance Master Cool Evaporative Cooler.
  • Ducting is in air-conditioned space.
  • One ceiling fan is included and all rooms are wired for ceiling fans.
  • Energy efficient fluorescent lighting, task lighting, and day-lighting.
  • East/west windows shaded with a porch.
  • Active solar features include solar hot water (with gas back-up), a 1-4 kW PV System (solar electric) and an optional solar distiller.
  • Gas dryer hook-up.
How do SolarBuilt Homes Save Water?
  • Low use fixtures.
  • Completely prepped for a grey water system.
  • Rainwater directed to plantings with gutters, down spouts and swales.
  • Landscaping in front and mature trees are desert natives, using little water.
  • Recirculating, insulated hot water lines so there is no wait for hot water at the tap.
  • Reclaimed water for all outdoor irrigation.
How do SolarBuilt Homes Reduce Waste?
  • Engineered lumber for roof framing.
  • Carpet of PET (soda bottles), recycled plastic.
  • Carpet pad is made of recycled materials.
  • Tiles primary raw material is a post industrial waste product.
  • Studs for all partition walls and garage trusses of recycled steel.
  • Steel studs are recyclable and reusable.
  • Recycling cabinet in kitchen.
How do SolarBuilt Homes Improve Indoor Air Ouality?
  • Non VOC Paints.
  • Passive ventilation for maximum Fresh Air Movement.
  • Murco drywall compound does not use a chemical drying agent.
  • Stained, scored concrete floors for reduced use of carpeting and wood.
  • Separate garage eliminates auto exhaust pollution.
  • Exhaust fans vented to outdoors.
Unique Exterior Features
  • Corrugated, rusted metal roof over Great Room and rusted metal trim.
  • No care masonry walls are also termite proof, fire resistant, provide superior soundproofing and are built for generations to come.
  • Low maintenance exterior details. No stucco and no wood exposed.
  • Detached one car garage with ample storage plus one car carport.
  • Accent color on French doors.
Outdoor living features:
  • Fully enclosed courtyard with mature tree.
  • Multiple French dooors open to courtyards.
  • Large covered porch.
  • Optional evaporatively cooled air spills into courtyard and optional outdoor beehive fireplace forcomfort outdoors in all seasons.
  • Carport that can double as a ramada.
  • Optional gas barbecue hookup.
  • Optional fountain.
  • Includes pation wall.
Live/Work Features on Solar Courts:
  • Street Front Flex Space with Private Courtyard or Front Entrance.
  • Adjacent to Neighborhood Center Plaza.
  • Wired with Communication Cable.
  • Entire building zoned for Residential, Business or Retail Use.
Unique Interior Features:
  • Open floor plan connects to outdoor courtyard, 8 foot high exterior doorways, 9 foot minimum ceiling height, 19 foot cathedral ceiling and loft in Great Room for spaciousness in Solar Courts.
  • Exposed masonry walls and stained, scored concrete floors for a massive adobe feel.
  • Art niches with optional lighting.
  • Four panel interior doors with lever handles.
  • 3 foot minimum door width for easy accessibility.
  • Gas range, microware/vent hood, disposal and dishwasher.
  • Custom hard wood cabinets and fully formed laminate counters and breakfast bar.
  • Tile vanities, tubs and showers.
Exceptionally large upper level master suite in Solar Courts with:
  • Loft overlooking the Great Room.
  • Balcony with double French doors.
  • 10 foot ceilings.
  • Large walk-in closet.
Luxurious Master Bath with:
  • Enclosed water closet.
  • 6 foot garden tub.
  • Seperate oversized shower.
  • Oversized vanity with dressing table.
  • Double lavatories.
Other Features:
  • Second large bedroom Suite in Solar Courts.
  • Four phone outlets and 4 TV outlets with CATV 5 wire.

SolarBuilt's on-going program of research and improved housing may result in future changes in the building products, materials, methods and designs used in your home which may not be reflected in the model homes. Modifications and price changes may be made without prior notice. Material shortages may result in substitutions of equal or greater value.
For more information, contact:
SolarBuilt, LLC,
P. O. Box 86646
Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone (520) 743-7111
Fax (520) 743-7111
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