Black Mountain Case Study

Built for about 5% more than a non-sustainable dwelling, this resource-efficient vacation home in the Black Mountains of North Carolina incorporates a compact footprint, water-conserving products, and energy-saving systems. It boasts a HERS rating of 63.

A Watts Radiant floor heating system and Pella Architecture series Energy Star windows help provide interior comfort in any season.

The designer kitchen includes stainless steel Energy Star appliances. Panasonic WhisperGreen exhaust fans with energy-efficient motors provide ventilation throughout the house.

Bedroom flooring is made of fast-growing tiger bamboo. On the first level, King’s clients specified FSC-certified EcoTimber poplar floors.

Wall-mounted dual-flush toilets and 1.6-gpm bathroom fixtures add contemporary style and efficiency to the bathroom.

The screened porch provides a relaxing place to sit on warm summer evenings.

Exterior siding consists of durable cement board and stone. Cedar shake accent pieces provide contrast and a traditional Craftsman look.

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