DOE Tour of Zero: Anacortes Craftsman by Clifton View Homes
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Clifton View Homes built this 2,873-square-foot custom home in Anacortes, Washington, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.
While the east side of the home captures Puget Sound views, the south-facing roof captures solar energy via a 10.89-kW photovoltaic array.
A standing-seam steel roof with deep overhangs, and dry-by-design walls of fiber cement plank siding over draining house wrap help to keep the home dry in the often-damp Pacific Northwest climate.
An ENERGY STAR refrigerator, dishwasher, and clothes washer provide energy and water savings.
The home’s triple-pane windows feature low-emissivity coatings and an insulating argon fill between the panes.
The home’s SIP roof and walls provide for a clean, quiet, and comfortable interior while no-VOC finishes contribute to clean inside air in this EPA Indoor airPLUS certified home.
A compact plumbing design and low-flow fixtures help minimize water usage.
The home’s energy-efficient lighting includes efficient CFLs and advanced technology LEDs.
An ultra-efficient air-to-water heat pump provides hot water for ground-floor radiant heat and domestic hot water upstairs.
The 450% efficient air-to-water heat pump provides space and water heating while a ductless heat pump was installed for back-up heat and cooling.
“All our other homes were drafty in the winter, but not this house.”
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“The house is so cozy and draft-free. All our other homes were drafty in the winter but not this house. We barely used the mini splits upstairs over the winter, maybe three or four days. The first-floor radiant heat pretty much covers the whole house. The great thing is that the inside temps remain consistent.”