Windows

The homes’ ProLine double-hung windows from Pella include a low-E coating and argon gas fill. The Energy Star–rated units have a U-factor of 0.32 and an SHGC of 0.34. The windows feature low-maintenance EnduraClad exteriors. 800.374.4758. www.pella.com


  • The Silverwoods Housing Development in Bethany Beach Delaware is home to the first NAHB certified green home in Delaware. In this photo, two man made retention ponds are stocked with fish, in part to help control the insect population during the summer months.

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    The Silverwoods Housing Development in Bethany Beach Delaware is home to the first NAHB certified green home in Delaware. In this photo, two man made retention ponds are stocked with fish, in part to help control the insect population during the summer months.
Stormwater management

The two retention ponds on site have become naturally populated with bass, sun fish, spotted turtles, and amphibians. Future stormwater management will combine natural and mechanical filtration to eliminate the need for additional ponds.


  • Large ceiling fans help to circulate air throughout the homes of The Silverwoods Housing Development in Bethany Beach Delaware on February 13, 2009.

    Credit: Colin M. Lenton/WPN

    Large ceiling fans help to circulate air throughout the homes of The Silverwoods Housing Development in Bethany Beach Delaware on February 13, 2009.
Interior paint

Duron Genesis low-VOC paint contains less than 15 g/l for semi-gloss and less than 40 g/l for flat and eggshell. The paint provides excellent hide capabilities, the company says, and cleans up with water. 800.723.8766. www.duron.com


  • Landscaping around the homes is watered by a satellite monitored sprinkler system seen here in Bethany Beach, Delaware on February 13, 2009.  The Silverwoods Housing Development in Bethany Beach Delaware is home to the first NAHB certified green home in Delaware.

    Credit: Colin M. Lenton/WPN

    Landscaping around the homes is watered by a satellite monitored sprinkler system seen here in Bethany Beach, Delaware on February 13, 2009. The Silverwoods Housing Development in Bethany Beach Delaware is home to the first NAHB certified green home in Delaware.
Irrigation

The Toro Intelli-Sense TIS-612 sprinkler system features WeatherTrak scheduling software that calculates the optimum irrigation schedule based on details such as plant and soil type, slope factor, and root depth; in addition, the device uses daily data from NOAA satellites to adjust schedules and water delivery according to the weather. According to the company, the system can save 40 or more gallons of water per day. It includes a flexible range of programmability features. 800.664.4740. www.toro.com