The Homes at Old Colony continues path toward sustainable housing
With the help of the design team some of the sustainable design strategies, which helped Phase II achieve LEED and Energy Star ratings, include: • Water efficiency: efficient irrigation system, low-flow plumbing fixtures. • Energy: high-performing water pipe insulation, non-HCFC refrigerants. • Materials: low-VOC flooring, sealants and paints; no added urea-formaldehyde, locally produced aggregate and drywall, and 85% of construction waste diverted from landfill. • Indoor air quality: closed and vented combustion; outdoor air and local exhaust meet ASHRAE 62.1 and 62.2 (2007).