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By Carlos del Amo,GREEN,CDPE | Broker in Coral Gables, FL

2353 ne 26 street lighhouse point south florida leed home tour

As one of the top Miami Green real estate teams my wife Giselle and I were invited to tour the finished LEED home built by Roger and Andrew Zahn of Zahn Development in Lighthouse Point Florida. We were very impressed with the finished product. Roger Zahn was nice to give us a tour of the home and pointing out the green features that went into the home to achieve it's LEED pending designation.
Not typical of the homes in the area, " The Glass House" is an architectural jewel in design and energy efficiency. Most new homes in the area are of Mediterranean or Italian Renaissance design and range between 6K to 8K square feet in size. Glass House brings a unique and refreshing change to the lovely waterfront community of lighthouse point located just minutes from Hillsboro inlet.
Glass House green features :

· 4.3 KW photovoltaic solar panel system generates electricity for up to 50% of home
· Energy efficient low-E windows
· Two gas tankless water heaters
· Icynene spray foam insulation in entire attic space
· Injected spray foam insulation in all exterior block walls
· 18-seer high efficiency air conditioning units, cfc free
· Energy Star appliances
· Dual-flush toilets and water conserving fixtures
· Low-VOC paints, sealants, epoxies used in all interior applications
· Eco-friendly materials used where possible
· Native landscaping requiring less water and maintenance
· Chlorine-free pool system
· 500 gallon underground propane gas tank
· Average of 85% construction waste diverted from landfill
We definitely enjoyed the tour and look forward to find a buyer for the Zahn's beautiful LEED home. If you are interested in this house or any other green or leed homes in the South Florida area please call or email us a Smart Growth Realty.

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