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Connolly House

The Connolly Residence is a 3,555 sq ft high-performance green home that is a demonstration project for the Department of Energy’s “Building America” program. This home utilizes many energy efficient and green building techniques that will allow it to achieve average heating & cooling bills of $80 per month while also having a minimal impact on the environment. This house will be certified LEED-H Gold, Green Built Texas and Energy Star.

Some of these special features include:


  • Proper Solar Orientation
  • Termimesh Chemical Free Termite Barrier System
  • Advanced Framing 2×6 24 o.c.
  • 95% Recycled Content Sheetrock
  • Standing Seam Galvalume Roof
  • 85% Recycled Content Garage Doors
  • Low-e Metalized Housewrap
  • Low-e Insulated Windows w/.22 SHGC
  • Open Cell Spray Foam Insulation
  • Conditioned Attic (unvented attic system)
  • 4 Ton Multi Split HVAC System
  • Variable Speed Air Handlers
  • Fresh Air Intake
  • Central Dehumidification
  • Gas Tankless Water Heaters
  • Pex Tubing Plumbing
  • Low Flow Faucets
  • Dual Flush Toilets
  • 15,000 gal Rainwater Collection for Irrigation
  • Permeable Paver Driveway, Walkways & Patios
  • Water Wise Landscaping
  • Energy Star Appliances
  • LED & Compact Fluorescent Lighting
  • 7.74 kw Photovoltaic System (Solar Panels)
  • FSC Certified Wood Used for Interior Trim and Cabinets
  • Formaldehyde Free MDF Cabinets and Trim
  • Reclaimed Barn Wood Timber Beams
  • Low/No VOC Paints & Stains
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