One Planet Home Features
Solar panelsEach house is designed to support enough photovoltaic panels to provide all the energy needed by the occupants. Choose this option and you'll find the panels pay for themselves.
Energy efficient building envelopeWith super-insulated walls and roofs’, high-quality windows, mini-split heat pumps and heat recovery ventilators, these houses will be warm and comfortable, and your energy bill, well, it might just be a check for you.
PVC – Free – almost*We are always up for a challenge so we decided to see if we could avoid all PVC materials in the Grow houses. You won’t find any PVC in the windows or the plumbing as you would in a typical house in this price range. It took some work on our part, but we figured it out.
Locally sourced and renewable materialsWherever the option existed we chose renewable and local materials. The beautiful wood siding? That comes from sustainably managed forests just 100 miles from here.
Low VOC MaterialsThese are healthy houses. All paints, stains and sealants are chosen because they contain little or no VOCs (volatile organic compounds). So you can breathe a little easier knowing your home does too.
Energy-efficient AppliancesHigh-quality, stainless steel appliances not only look good, they are fun to use. Induction cook ranges and energy efficient refrigerators significantly reduce energy use.
Low-flow FixturesAll of the fixtures are chosen for their water conservation ability. Water use in these houses will be significantly reduced with low flow fixtures, water efficient dishwashers and washing machines.
The One Planet Living® Framework