What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to shine a light on new developments in energy-efficient, eco-friendly homebuilding.
Brookfield Residential’s new PureBlue concept home at Avendale in Northern Virginia is a showcase and an experiment, designed to test the latest efficient technologies, products and construction methods to find out how they can be incorporated into new homes for the everyday buyer.
The PureBlue Home, highlighted in New Homes Guide, has received rave reviews from home shoppers, Realtors and the media since it opened in March. To get a glimpse of how it came together, watch the PureBlue preview video and then go see this game-changing home for yourself.
The home scored an impressive -1 on the industry’s standard Home Energy Ratings System Index, meaning that it generates more energy than it consumes. And the team has received such positive feedback about the style and design of the home that it’s considering making the new floorplan available to homebuyers soon.
As for the energy-efficient features, Brookfield will continue to evaluate each of them and will incorporate the best into its portfolio of available options through its Brookfield Blue program.
Among the highlights of The PureBlue Home:
Supreme Energy Efficiency
- Structural insulated panels (SIPs) replace stud-framed exterior walls, creating a stronger, tighter seal to bring greater efficiency and savings.
- The hybrid hot water heater provides outstanding performance while requiring significantly less energy.
- A high-efficiency HVAC system ensures clean, healthy air is always circulating.
Harnessing Nature’s Resources
- Solar panels on the roof harness the sun’s energy and minimize consumption.
- The greywater system captures and recycles household water and rainwater to minimize flooding, erosion and runoff, while reducing water usage.
Sustainable and Beautiful
- The stunning kitchen bar top has been repurposed from a black walnut tree removed during development and fashioned by furniture artist Vicco Von Voss.
- Eco Veneer bamboo cabinets provide a sleek, beautiful look created with strong, sustainable materials.
- Landscaping is highlighted by native, low-water plants that are easily maintained with a drip irrigation system.
Learn more about The PureBlue Home and all of Brookfield Residential’s homes and communities in the latest New Homes Guide.