LEED Gold Crystal Springs Renovation

This sustainably remodeled early 1900s 2320 sf home on Crystal Springs was designed by Islander Adin Dunning of Studio Bracket, and was a joy to work on.  As a certified LEED AP, Craden was able to guide the projects construction to receive the prestigious recognition of LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council

Bursting with innovative technology both sustainable and state-of-the art features included:  spray in rigid insulation, low E windows, sophisticated multi-zone HVAC and heat recovery unit (HRV), low VOC paints, secondary exterior insulation wrapper, and it’s solar ready.  Metal grates were installed at the entrance that reduce dirt being brought into the home.  Much of the wood used for the remodel was FSC lumber, wood harvested from forests that are responsibly managed, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious, and economically viable.

Probably the “coolest product” used was the siding, “Thermory,” which is made from fast growing abundant Ash trees.  This softwood is baked 3 times to blacken and transform into a strong and durable material which does not need painting and will not need maintenance during its long lifetime.

A truly sustainable remodel means repurposing materials, so the river rock chimney was disassembled, cleaned and reused in one of our other projects.

The kitchen boasts a pin-mounted door and some extremely complicated integrated cabinetry and mill work.  Steel finishes throughout the home are built to last and not require maintenance — just another example of how building sustainably can have a positive impact on our planet.

Read more about the homes LEED Gold certification here.

Completed:  December 2019
Certification: LEED Gold certification
Architect: Adin Dunning, Studio Bracket
Sustainable Construction: 2atara