Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Friday, August 6, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

thanks tulsa, PSO, sustainable tulsa green drinks and all my vendors!

sorry it took me so long to thank all of you for coming out and supporting our cause, green building!

i should have final pics of the home up this week.  oh, we sold our current home while we were on vacation so we'll be moving into the green house next door soon!  we close on aug. 9 so approx 2 weeks!

public tours are over but call me if you want a private tour.


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

SAVE THE DATE!!!!! WED. JULY 14th 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Sustainable Green Country and AEP/PSO will sponsor our open house, free to the public.  Catering by Elote, Door Prizes, Education, Tours and a few brief presentations.

Pleas join us!!!  Additional parking will be available on the South West corner of the EXPO CENTER Parking lot (near the black train on the corner of 21st Place and Louisville.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Location: 3530 E. 21st Place, Tulsa


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Landscape Updates!!!

We also rigged up our rain-water harvesting barrels to soaker hoses today...just need to refine our guttering supply to fit the barrel height and positions and we'll be ready to save some water!!!

Come by and see us!


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Green House Specs

I know you folks want to see what could possibly be so cool about this green house....let's run down some of the major elements...I'm sure I've forgotten something or someone so please excuse me -- i will try and correct later:

3530 E. 21st Place
Tulsa, OK 74114

Legal Description: Lot 4, Block 5, Jefferson Hills Addition

House Information
  • 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom; 1,480sqft
  • Bungalow with great living room; all bedrooms on one side
  • Detached 2-car garage (400sqft) with renovated studio apartment
Standards for rating a building's "greenness" have been established by several organizations, using point systems to rate energy use, water use, materials, design and more.  This home is seeking certification through three of the largest and most recognized green building protocols in the United States (one-of-a kind in Oklahoma):
  • U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
  • National Association of Home Builders' National Green Building Standard
  • U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR for Homes program

Renovation Highlights

  • Roof
    • TAMKO MetalWorks series steel roof; 50-year warranty; wind resistant up to 140mph; “Cool Roof”; completely recyclable after life cycle
    • TechShield radiant barrier oriented strand board (OSB)
  • Insulation
    • Demilec’s environmentally-safe spray foam insulation surrounds entire building envelope, including the crawl space (beneath sub-floor) and window frames  
    • All Drywall made by Temple-Inland called Green Glass made with recycled glass. It has at least 90% recycled content and provides SERIOUS moisture and mold protection as well as fire resistance! This is not your regular drywall.
  • Windows and Doors
    • Pella’s Architect Series Low-E, double pane, double-hung, argon gas-filled windows throughout, including large casement windows on master suite patio
    • Sliding door on side porch and back-door are Pella Architect series doors with three locking mechanisms
    • New insulated security storm door by Larson, a Pella subsidiary
  • Lighting
    • Juno LED can lights throughout; projected operational life of LED lamps is 100,000 hours, although they do not “burn out”…they’re rated for 100,000 hours, then they eventually go from 100% to 99% efficiency to 98%, etc
    • Solatube tubular skylights throughout, including versions with dimmers and CFL lights built-in for nighttime use
  • Bathrooms (2)
    • Kohler low-flow toilets and fixtures, sinks, bathtub and shower
  • Kitchen and Utility Room
    • Jay Rambo Company bamboo (Plyboo) custom open galley kitchen cabinetry
    • Kohler sink and faucet
    • Stainless steel Energy Star appliances throughout
    • Concrete/recycled glass countertops
    • Front-loading washer and dryer in utility room
  • HVAC and Water Heating
    • Carrier Infinity high-efficiency system; supply/return in every room; pressure balancing, humidity control and air-filtration system; main system operates inside the conditioned space (attic) for added efficiency; mechanical fresh air-intake.
    • R94LS Rianni gas-powered tankless hot-water heating system; all system piping is insulated in crawlspace
  •  Exterior, Landscaping, and Crawlspace
    • Pave-stone permeable brick paving system from street to garage, to include side-by-side parking near street; recycling 100% of existing concrete
    • TNT Security system.  Security lighting with motion detectors
    • Drought-tolerant, non-invasive plant materials; many native species provided by Colebrook’s nursery
    • Hand-built 8x12 storage/tool shed with lighting/electricity
    • Crawlspace includes a white Viper® moisture vapor that provides illuminating and clean access to any area under the house.  Vents are covered to control pests/rodents.
    • Buried power from pole to breaker-box on house…no wires in the air
    • Rain water harvesting barrels
  • Detached Studio Apartment
    • Appliances furnished; lots of storage, bamboo flooring, Solatube with dimmer, recycled glass countertops, Murphy bed, washer/dryer, private security system
  • All coatings, stains, paints, polyurethane products provided by local Anchor Paint
    • Low VOC latex paints in all the rooms
  • Electrical work conducted by Coburn Electric and most lighting fixtures provided by Broken Arrow Electric and Triple C Lighting here in town  
    • Re-used 60% of original hardwoods, 97% of original framing, original doors (now pocket-doors), stone exterior, ideal location for access to any major thoroughfare in or out of Tulsa (plus close bus-stop), walking distance to Florence Parks and Expo Center, great neighbors, new garage door opener, new gutters, expanded front porch