Florida's Showcase Green Envirohome™
Florida's Showcase Green Envirohome (FSGE) has been featured in USA TODAY and touted on FOX News as 'The Greenest House In The World'. The first-of-its-kind true green home and live residential touring facility, FSGE via one year of scheduled walkthroughs will be open to the public at no charge. The walkthroughs will demonstrate the best green building and green living choices and practices available today along with monitored "proof of performance" data from a live test site with several occupants. FSGE is located only one hour from Disney World. Please check back for our online walkthrough scheduling to be available in the near future.
By doing so, FSGE's builders and staff continue to emerge as the true green building and green living experts worldwide.
What is 'green'? Any building that is ecologically friendly in the following areas:
Built to keep giving shelter and water under the most extreme conditions that nature can offer, and while using less energy and requiring less maintenance, FSGE is being rebuilt in Central Florida along the Atlantic coastline with the “best of the best” green building and green living technologies as a two-story, 3292 sq.ft. “Near Zero-Loss Home™”, “Near Zero-Runoff Home™", “Near Zero-Energy Home”, and “Near Zero-Maintenance Home™”. These technologies include leading edge building envelope, disaster recovery, solar, wind, stormwater management, "greenroof", indoor air quality, consideration of occupants’ health, and other green innovations collectively providing hurricane, tornado, flood, fire, mold, termite, impact, sound, and even earthquake resistance.
To ensure stronger, safer and greener construction, FSGE partnered with more than 4 dozen, public, quasi-public and private sector entities, including the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Project. With plans to meet or exceed 12 sets of green building guidelines and obtain 8 certifications, FSGE has already attained Fortified for safer living and Florida Water Star certifications. To fill in the gaps, FSGE is currently creating its own green living guidelines, namely Health Gems Occupants Environment.
University of Central Florida (UCF), the sixth largest university in the U.S., was the first in the world to identify the potential pollution mass in stormwater. Consequently there is now law in the U.S. limiting pollution to our water bodies, both surface water and groundwater. However, residential runoff still accounts for the largest, uncontrolled source of pollution in the U.S., especially in areas with larger annual rainfall volumes. Using results of research from UCF Stormwater Management Academy and assisted by a grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Mark Baker, LLC, builder of FSGE, constructed the world’s first residential “greenroof stormwater treatment system” as part of FSGE using UCF’s patent pending greenroof media coupled with advanced hurricane mitigation features. This is one of FSGE’s key features as a Near Zero-Runoff Home™.
WHAT IS "TRUE" GREEN BUILDING & LIVING?
Any building that is ecologically friendly in the following areas:
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