What role can theater smoke play in the construction of a home? During the construction of The New American Home 2016, green build consultants from Florida-based Two Trails used this theatrical staple to verify how airtight all ducts and insulation in the home were.
The 33rd home in The New American Home series will feature 5,280-square-feet of the latest green and sustainable building materials, acting as a real world laboratory that demonstrates best practices in energy efficiency and sustainable construction methods.
A video gives a glimpse of how the building and design team makes sure the home is as airtight as possible, allowing residents to live comfortably without using too much energy to keep the home at comfortable levels.
The design and build team is composed of Las Vegas-based Element Design Build and landscape architect Sage Design Studios. Home Innovation Research Labs from Upper Marlboro, Md., works on housing technology and Two Trails of Sarasota, Fla., acts as the green build consultant and verifier.read more