Case Study: The Go Green Home
Case Study Rough-in
PLUMBING: Solar water heating systems are composed of solar thermal collectors, a storage tank and a circulation loop. At this phase of our home's construction the pipes for the solar assisted water heater are roughed in.
ELECTRICAL: When you're on your way home after a long, tiring day at the office -- call your house! Smart Home components like those we're using at The Go Green Home will climatize your home, turn on lights, monitor an irrigation system -- even start a pot of coffee brewing so it'll be fresh when you arrive. All the building's electronics are integrated and can be activated via telephone. And at the end of the day, you can turn off all the lights and set the perimeter alarm in your house without getting out of bed. Nice.
HVAC: As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. Sizing the unit is of critical importance; one that is too large or too small will not heat or cool efficiently. Our Title 24 consultant calculates the volume of interior air to be conditioned; the amount, type and location of glass in the house; and passive solar design strategies when calculating the size of the unit to be installed. At The Go Green Home we are installing an EnergyStar forced air unit for heating and a separate air conditioner for cooling which will share the same ducts for delivery to the rooms. After the ducts are installed air flow technicians record and measure all equipment readings including supply, return, room temperatures, static duct pressures, cfm, and measurable airflow from each vent. The ductwork is inspected for any problems, air leaks, or restrictions. Lastly, the technicians check the air filter, and make necessary adjustments including adjusting duct dampers for optimum efficiency and comfort.
15) Rough-in (Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC)