Habitat for Humanity Earth Smart House

  • Description: Habitat for Humanity's Denver affiliate built an "Earth Smart" house in early 1997 with the goal of creating a low-energy and cost-affordable house. The 1,104-ft², single-story, three-bedroom house features a sun-tempered design and a well-insulated thermal envelope. Features include sun-tempered design, programmable thermostat, solar domestic hot water system provides more than 50% of the hot water needed (natural gas backup), compact fluorescent lighting, Energy analysis completed for building trade-offs to minimize heating loads and maximum summer comfort (air-conditioning not installed), finger-jointed studs

Weather Info:

  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Elevation: 5331.0
  • Fact: 0.870000004768
  • End Type: No
  • Regional Office: Denver
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Modified: 2003-10-21
  • Visit: No

Specification 953

  • Percent Energy Savings: 15
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Modified: 2008-05-05 00:00:00
  • Floor Plan: Unknown
  • House Type: Unknown
  • Roof Radiant: No
  • Wall Radiant: No
  • Total Energy Savings: 15.0

Specification 2213

  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Editor: Bob Hendron
  • Modified: 2004-05-05 00:00:00
  • Floor Plan: Earth Smart House
  • Style: 9
  • House Type: Prototype/Research House (G2)
  • Roof Radiant: No
  • Wall Radiant: No

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Additional Info

Field Value
Author Bob Hendron
Maintainer Bob Hendron
Last Updated September 16, 2016, 20:31 (Etc/UTC)
Created September 16, 2016, 20:31 (Etc/UTC)
Construction Type New Construction
Evaluation Level Test House
Climate Cold
City Denver
State CO
Zip Code 99999
Phase Before 2010
Project Start Date 1970-01-01
Project Estimated End Date 1970-01-01
Project Actual End Date 1970-01-01
Completed House Count 1
Expected House Count 1
Energy Savings Percentage 7
Average Estimated Annual Source Energy (MMBtu) 1
Average Conditioned Floor Area (sqft) 1

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