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Neptune Norte: Project Background

This residential project is sited on a previously developed lot, across the street from the beach in beautiful Leucadia, California.   After removal of the existing, dilapidated home, plans are for construction of a new 4-bedroom home and a 1-bedroom detached guest house for a total of 5,141 square feet of living space.

The project was registered in the U.S Green Building Council’s “LEED for Homes” program on 12/9/09 with the original target level for certification being “Silver”.  As the builder, Jeff Adams of Wave Crest General Contracting, and the homeowner improved the “green scope” of the project during construction, that targeted level has now become “Gold” (one level below the highest possible rating of “Platinum”.)

The new home has been modeled to perform 53.8% better than California’s already stringent Title-24 Energy Code.  Features include foam-sealing of the envelope for air-tightness, blown cellulose insulation, treatment of all wood used in framing with non-toxic sodium borate (which should provide termite-proofing for the lifetime of the home), green roof areas, rainwater catchment system to provide irrigation for the landscaping, and a 6kW solar Photovoltaic system which should provide 52.9% of the annual electricity requirements.

For more information, please contact Jeff Adams through Wave Crest General Contracting.

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