SOLAR POWERED HOMES that provide all the luxuries and conveniences of ‘traditional’ electric homes. Solar technology is advancing almost daily, with breakthroughs such as solar powered air conditioners, and inventions such as solar powered water makers that produce up to thirty gallons of water a day out of thin air. People can enjoy this new technology with the knowledge that they are being responsible, both financially as well as ecologically.
Over 40% of Rancho Costa Verde is designated as an ecological preserve, never to be developed or disturbed.
Construction Materials Being Utilized at Rancho Costa Verde
TRI-D PANELING – This is an alternative building system using prefabricated polystyrene panels with wire mesh. It becomes a structural wall when concrete, gunnite, cement, plaster and stucco are shotcreted into place. Environmentally friendly, it withstands extreme temperatures, it is earthquake tested, and it is a recycled green product.
PERFORM WALL - Perform Wall panels feature an internal reinforced concrete grid pattern that lets builders place any Perform Wall panel either vertically or horizontally, or in combination. Once the panels are joined together and filled with reinforcement and concrete, the hollow cells molded into each element create a continuous structural grid. Perform Wall is designed to work in all environments and has been used for commercial, industrial, institutional and residential construction. In addition, the utilization of Perform Wall Panel System helps to preserve the environment. A full 85% of the finished product is recycled, and less than 2.5 KwH of energy are consumed in the production of a Perform Wall Panel.
STRAW BALE HOMES - Straw bales offer excellent insulation. At R 2.7 per inch, an 18″ wide bale equals R-48. One California study indicated that such a “super-insulated” straw bale home could save as much as 75% in heating and cooling costs. This translates to direct dollar savings for the homeowner, and a corresponding reduction in the use of fossil fuels and CO2 emissions.Please contact us at 866-464-0243 for more information about our Discovery Tours or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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How RCV is Going Green
- - Rancho Costa Verde uses environmentally friendly polystyrene panels, a recycled GREEN product
- - Rancho Costa Verde uses Perform Wall Panels that are 85% recycled materials, requiring less than 2.5% KwH of energy in production
- - Straw Bale Insulation that could save 75% in energy costs, reducing CO2 emissions released into the air