DISTRICT BUILD GREEN PROGRAM"
Developing property and
constructing a new home has an inevitable impact on the environment.
Green developing and building incorporates environmental considerations
and resource efficiencies into every step of land development and home
building processes to minimize the environmental impact.
The goal is to build your
home in the most efficient, sustainable, and practical way possible.
There is an element of satisfaction in knowing
"it was done right". And when done right, the payoff is both
immediate (increased initial appraised value), and
to an even greater extent long term (higher resale value).
As encouragement and guidance
for you and others who build their new home in THE PRESERVATION DISTRICT,
the exclusive and unique "The Preservation District Build Green Program"
was developed. You won't find anything like it offered anywhere in
Green Country. Our goal is to partner with you by being a contributor
to you and your family's well being, as well as
the well being of our living environment in THE PRESERVATION DISTRICT.
Green living encompasses
all the means for making our homes healthier and more economically efficient,
while having a gentler impact on our ecology as we live our daily lives. A
greener home makes economical sense, but more that that, it just makes
sense. Opportunities abound for living in a healthier, more economical,
and environmentally friendly way. We hope you will embrace this concept,
and use our program, explained below, as a starting point toward a more
economical and improved lifestyle for you and your family.
THE PRESERVATION DISTRICT,
Green Country's premier "Green Development", makes this exclusive
program available to you: Meet or exceed the following guidelines, and
you will earn a rebate of $2,500 on your lot purchase price. The rebate
to you is in cash upon the completion of construction of your new home.
You may qualify for the entire rebate in one of three ways. By earning
the required minimum number of qualifying points in each of the 3 categories; or by totaling a minimum of 110
points gathered from all 3 categories; or by obtaining an
"ENERGY STAR" label or mortgage on your new home (or the equivalent,
as approved by our Program Oversight Committee), and totaling 28 points
in the "SITE" category. In addition to the rebate of $2,500,
you will earn, and are entitled to display on your new home, THE PRESERVATION
DISTRICT'S exclusive "TPD Green by Design" plaque.
to qualify; 47 total points available
benefits from conscientious site planning for your new home in THE PRESERVATION
DISTRICT. Most of the benefits go directly to you and your family.
Careful sight planning, and "beneficial landscaping", can save a
significant percentage (up to 25%) of the annual cost of heating and
cooling your home, while at the same time bringing energy and water
efficient beauty to it. While protecting wildlife, water resources,
and the environment in general, you will save time and money.
Use of Urban
Forester consulting services provided by developer (up to 2 1/2 free
hours): 4 points.
Use of tree protection methods,
as defined by Urban Forester, during construction: 4 points.
Minimal impact on unique topographical
features and trees during construction; and conscientious orientation
and placement of home on the lot: 2 points.
Use of landscape features to
reduce energy and water usage (such a group planting, placement of trees,
etc.): 2 points.
Preservation of natural water
drainage on and off the site: 2 points.
Installation of zoned irrigation
system with separate controls for areas with different irrigation needs;
installation of rainwater sensor; and installation of drip lines or
micro-irrigation methods: 1 point for each; up to 3 points.
Greywater irrigation system
installed (such as incorporated in Aerobic Waste Water Treatment Systems):
Turf grass area tailored to
individual needs; and not exceeding 1/3 of total lot area: 3 points.
Use of turf grasses (such as
Buffalo grass) requiring minimum upkeep and maintenance: 2 points.
Use of a rainwater collection
system(s) such as water or rain garden(s), a roof collection system;
or, use of other water resource protection or conservation concepts:
All construction waste removed
from site (no burning) along with use of a plan for donating re-useable
or salvageable materials to a non-profit group that supports local housing
needs: 3 points.
Use of methods to reduce impervious
surface at the new home site: 2 points.
Use of existing vegetation
or predominantly native plants in landscaping: 2 points.
Establishing a Xeriscape watering
plan incorporating the 7 Fundamental of Xeriscape: 5 points.
Multiple (4 or more) new native
trees planted with minimum 3" caliper: 3 points.
General adherence to principles
established in The Preservation District Landscape Guide: 5 points.
AND BUILDING ENVELOPE
38 points to qualify; 61 total points available
When built with integrity,
the structure and envelope of your home provides you and your family
protection from the elements of temperature, wind, and moisture---keeping
you warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and dry year around. The
goal is to accomplish this protection in an efficient, cost effective,
and healthy way; and with minimum impact on the environment. Through
effective insulation methods and practices, tailored to our Northeast
Oklahoma climate, you can control some of the most important energy
consuming factors affecting your home, and at the same time control
elements that can affect your health.
Roof covering with minimum
35 years life warranty: 3 points.
Roof material recycled (minimum
25% content), or non-wood type: 2 points.
Roof overhang minimum of 24":
Use of borate treated lumber
(least toxic) for at least 50% of the wood structure of the home (excluding
trusses): 1 point.
Use of native stone as the
primary exterior material of the home, and gathered within 400 miles
of The Preservation District: 1 point.
Use of bricks produced within
500 miles of The Preservation District: 1 point.
Use of recycled building materials
such as OSB: 2 points.
Fiber cement siding material
used (predominant where siding is utilized on the home): 2 points.
Provide letter from builder
stating that the following minimum R-Factor criteria have been met:
2 points each item; total of 8 points.
- Foundation insulated
to a minimum of R-6.
- Exterior wall assembly
insulated and rated a minimum of R-25.
- Ceiling insulated
to a minimum of R-38.
- Air infiltration
standards and practices conform to International Building Code (IBC).
All exterior doors, including
garage doors, insulated to a minimum of R-5: 1 point.
All exterior doors, including
garage doors, insulated to a minimum of R-9: 2 points.
Windows throughout are ENERGY
STAR labeled, or have a U value .35 or less (NFRC label): 4 points.
Windows throughout have U value
.26 or less (NFRC label): 6 points.
A duct system test has been
performed (passed): 3 points.
Radiant barrier installed in
roof or ceiling assembly: 4 points.
Insulation has minimum of 25%
recycled content: 2 points.
Garage insulated from the living
areas of the home with a minimum of R-25 wall insulation: 3 points.
Efficient location of water
heaters relative to bathroom fixtures (within 25 feet); or an insulated
circulating loop system installed: 2 points.
Installation of tank less hot
water system: 3 points.
Solar hot water heating system
installed (most efficient): 5 points.
Installation of water purifier
system: 1 point.
Low flow toilets installed
(less than 1.6 gpf), or flow controlled depending upon need: 3 points.
Interior faucets and shower
heads have water flow control methods installed: 1 point.
Independent Homebuilding Inspector
employed to insure compliance with International Residential Code (IRC)
and/or International Energy Conservation Code (IECC): 6 points.
AND COOLING, APPLIANCES, and OTHER*
and cooling accounts for nearly 50% of your homes energy consumption.
Each of the below items are designed to assist you in conserving significant
monetary resources as well as contributing to the conservation of energy
and natural resources. Attention focused on these factors that
have a very significant impact on the performance of your new home pays
big dividends to you, your family, and the our environment.
A state licensed and qualified
mechanical contractor has sized the heating and air conditioning units,
and appropriately zoned the thermostat controls: 5 points.
A 90% or greater efficiency
heating system has been installed: 3 points.
A 93% or greater efficiency
heating system has been installed: 6 points.
A 15 Seer or greater air conditioning
system has been installed: 3 points (if ENERGY STAR labeled, add
A 16.5 Seer or greater air
conditioning system has been installed: 6 points (if ENERGY STAR
labeled, add ½ point).
An in-floor heating system
installed: 4 points.
Geothermal (ground source)
heating and cooling system installed: 6 points.
A programmable thermostat is
in use: 1 point.
Operable windows installed
in all living areas: 3 points.
A minimum of 3 ceiling fans
are installed: 2 points.
Radon and carbon monoxide monitoring
device(s) are installed: 2 points.
An energy efficient fireplace
system is installed: 2 points.
Kitchen appliances are ENERGY
STAR labeled: point per appliance up to maximum of 5 points.
Front loading washer and dryer
are installed. 2 points.
A gas clothes dryer is installed:
A gas hot water heater is installed:
Washer and dryer are ENERGY
STAR labeled: 3 points.
A "smart lighting" system
is installed: 3 points.
Central vacuum system installed
with outside exhaust: 2 points.
Efficient use of florescent
lights and/or low voltage halogen lights: 3 points.
Cooking exhaust vented to exterior
of home: 1 point.
Home has built-in recycling
center with 2 or more bins: 2 points.
Fire extinguisher in garage:
Fire extinguisher in kitchen:
Line voltage powered smoke
detection system installed, and with battery operated backups: 2 points;
if monitored off site, add 1 point.
"ENERGY STAR" label on the home by following BOP specifications,
or, obtaining an "ENERGY STAR" mortgage = home qualifies for $2,000
bonus. To obtain full $2500 bonus, 28 points relative to
"SITE" are required.