Summit Habitats has incorporated eco-friendly building practices on custom homes
for over a decade. At The Pointe we had the opportunity to pull them together, to
make a conscientious difference with this enclave of 11 homes. We are proud to be
certified ECOBUILD through meeting the criterion set by Eagle County in our building
practices, construction materials and landscaping. We are also Built Green certified,
a prestigious national certification. We considered the environment from planning
to completion, giving an eco focus to our ever-present commitment to aesthetics,
function, and value.
Each home is eco-friendly in the following ways:
- The design received a heat-loss calculation ensuring a properly sized, 96 percent
efficiency furnace. Once installed, all ductwork is air blower tested to ensure
no leakage. At completion, each home received another air blower test to mitigate
heat loss through windows and doors. With a house this tightly built, we installed
a HEPA air filtration system to circulate a healthy environment.
- The site was designed with a minimal impact to the enviromnemt.
- The sprayed roof insulation, rated R-52, is superior to standard fiberglass and
allows less heat transfer. The walls have a super insulation build up. The sub-slab
insulation also guards against heat loss.
- J-boxes are installed for ceiling fans to circulate air in the master bedroom, the
secondary bedrooms, and family room.
- Lighting for the whole home can be run off one control pad, allowing you to program
consumption of light and even the furnace. Many rooms feature automatic dimmers.
Motion detection switches in the bath and laundry rooms also assist energy efficiency.
Exterior lighting was minimized to 55 lumens.
- Each home is pre-plumbed for a reverse osmosis water system.
- All windows are double-paned, with Low-E Glaze minimizing UV rays to less than .37
- The exterior is stained with Weatherall Low VOC U-V resistant stain.
- Each home is wired to become solar assisted in case the homeowner decides to take
eco-consciousness to the next level by upgrading with solar panels.
- In the bathrooms low-flow toilets use 1.4 gallons or less of water. Shower heads
keep water consumption to two gallons per minute. Hot water recalculating pumps
minimize water waste by providing instant hot water; no waiting for the running
water to be warm.
- The laundry room and secondary bathrooms are Silestone, made from recycled, crushed
quartz and infused with an anti-microbial compound which prevents bacteria. All
appliances have the Energy Star rating.
- On the exterior we used sustainable cedar siding which was Forest Stewardship Council
and Sustainable Forest Initiative certified, meaning it came from regrowth forests
rather than clear cut. Sustainable corrugated metal covers the roofs, and the Buff
Ledge Stone was quarried locally in the San Juan Valley, reducing our carbon imprint.
- Xeriscaping with native juniper, choke cherry, aspen and sage limits turf to 25
percent of the yard and reduces water consumption.
- During construction, we prided ourselves on recycling scrap metal, cardboard and
glass. Excess building supplies were donated to local ReCon and Habitat for Humanity.
In purchasing a home at The Pointe, you are choosing a home which was designed and
built with the environment as priority. All this within a quarter-mile from public
transportation and less than a two-minute walk to all of the amenities in downtown
Edwards. The Pointe, it’s a lifestyle.