Innovative plumbing makes the Proud Green Home at Serenbe resource efficient

| by Gary Wollenhaupt
Innovative plumbing makes the Proud Green Home at Serenbe resource efficient

The residents of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe will save resources every time they do the dishes or take a shower.

This green home in the sustainable community Serenbe outside of Atlanta, is a showcase of building science in an inviting contemporary home. It was designed by architect Chris Laumder-Giddens of LG Squared Inc. and features an array of innovative building techniques and products.

Thanks to the plumbing design of the home, it will use must less water and less energy to heat water than a standard home.

The plumbing design incorporates a manifold system. That means each fixture is supplied with water directly via its own water line. Standard systems use a trunk line, in which the water travels through a supply line and then branches off to each fixture, such as a faucet, toilet or dishwasher.

The water in the lines will be heated with a solar water heater, further reducing energy costs.


Read more in the Proud Green Home at Serenbe Research Center.

See a slide showof the building science behind the walls of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe.

Topics: Plumbing & Fixtures, Proud Green Home at Serenbe, Water Saving Devices

Companies: U.S. Department of Energy,, BASF Corporation, Serenbe Sustainable Community, LG Squared, Inc., The Imery Group, Benjamin Obdyke, Zehnder America, Huber Engineered Woods

Gary Wollenhaupt

Gary Wollenhaupt is an experienced writer and editor, with a background as a daily newspaper reporter as well as corporate and agency public relations and marketing. He is constantly looking for affordable green upgrades to make to his home in eastern Kentucky.

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