#29, The Venetia
283 South Sound Road
|LEED for Homes
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At DDL Studio Ltd. with have a full compliment of Architects, Designers and Project Managers with experience in designing and building LEED Certified homes in Grand Cayman. We can also assist in finding you the parcel of land that best suits your needs and budget.
This page shows the process of one such home. The home focuses heavily on reduced energy use and features low-e hurricane rated windows, high efficiency air conditioning system, Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) construction, expanding foam insulation in the attic, very low flow plumbing fixtures, dual flush toilets and propane powered appliances. The home is also outfitted with 25 solar panels providing 6kw of energy. Over the course of a year, electricity costs from the utility company (CUC) are expected to be net-zero.
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|Living Room with 11'-6" ceiling height with full height tile wall that continues outdoors.|
|Front entry with 8' high
fiberglass door with hurricane rated sidelights and multi-point locking
Custom wood bench from Midland Point Woodshop, Canada, made from recycled 100 year old barn boards.
|The Den features 13'-0" ceiling height, pleanty of storage shelving and silver leaf cubes as art randomly installed on the walls|
|5'-0" x 11'-0" sliding
Designed by Philip Nadeau and manufactured by Garrison Industries using CNC machine.
Designed with 3 layers of MDF (1/2", 3/4", 1/2") to create a 1 3/4" thk. solid panel with white lacquer finish and
heavy duty stainless steel track hardware.
Design was inspired by arabic patterns.
|Kitchen millwork designed by Philip Nadeau, supplied and installed by Garrison Industries.|
|Master Bedroom with wallpaper from Graham & Brown|
|Master Bathroom features Kohler plumbing fixtures and matt glass tiles from Ann Sacks.|
|Guest bathroom features wall decal from BLIK and Plumen compact fluorescent bulbs.|
|Modular bedroom furniture
manufactured and supplied by
The top bunk rolls away to expose stairs against the wall.
|#29, The Venetia at South Sound
LEED for Homes Gold certification awarded, May 2014.
#29 is the first LEED for Homes Gold Certified project in the Cayman Islands or any Caribbean Country!
LEED certification provides third-party assurance that the home complies with rigorous technical requirements for energy and water efficiency, indoor air quality, non-toxic materials, and environmental performance. Homes that are certified through LEED complete a technically thorough verification process that includes a home energy (HERS) rating and onsite inspections.
The U.S. Green Building Council is a nonprofit membership organization whose vision is a sustainable built environment within a generation. Its membership includes corporations, builders, universities, government agencies, and other nonprofit organizations. Since UGSBC's founding in 1993, the Council has grown to more than 14,500 member companies and organizations, a comprehensive family of LEED green building rating systems, an expansive educational offering, the industry's popular Greenbuild International Conference and Expo (www.greenbuildexpo.org), and a network of 77 local chapters, affiliates, and organizing groups. For more information, visit www.usgbc.org.
|About LEED for Homes
How does LEED make a home better?
Health - LEED-certified homes are designed to maximize fresh air indoors and minimize exposure to airborne toxins and pollutants.
Savings - They're designed to save costly resources - energy and water. On average, LEED-certified homes use 20 to 30% less - with some homes reporting up to 60% less energy use than a home built to code. Using fewer resources means lower utility bills each month.
Trusted - They're third party inspected, performance-tested, and certified to perform better than a conventional home.
Value - Green homes can be built for the same cost as conventional homes and they're resold for more money in less time than traditional homes.
LEED for Homes is a third-party certification system for high-performance green homes.Developed and administered by USGBC, LEED for Homes awards points to projects in seven categories of environmental performance: Location & Linkages, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, Energy & Atmosphere, Homeowner Awareness, and Innovation and Design. To date, more than 22,000 homes have been LEED-certified, and 82,000 have been registered and are under development. For more information, visit http://greenhomeguide.com/program/leed-for-homes.
|LEED Strategies Used at #29 The
As a LEED certified home, #29, The Venetia serves as a model of greener living for the Cayman Islands. The home is at the forefront of quality; and its example can help us all to live better by reducing our environmental footprint, cutting our utility bills, and coming home to a healthier place to live.
#29 The Venetia is within walking distance of public transportation and the Caribbean Sea. The home also focuses heavily on reducing energy use. This three bedroom home features low-e hurricane rated windows, high efficiency air conditioning system, Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) construction, expanding foam insulation in the attic, very low flow plumbing fixtures, dual flush toilets and propane powered appliances. Other energy efficiency upgrades include instant hot water heaters, as well as programmable thermostats. The home is also outfitted with 25 solar panels providing 6kw of energy. Over the course of a year, electricity costs from the utility company (CUC) are expected to be net-zero.
As a result of incorporating energy saving products and technologies, #29 The Venetia has achieved a XXX Home Energy Rating System score. (Homes must achieve a minimum score of 86 on a 100 point scale to be deemed "ENERGY STAR" qualified).
Low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints adhesives and sealants, quartz counters with recycled content, continuous mechanical ventilation, and an ongoing cleaning program using only products that meet Green Seal Standard GS-37 which has protective limits on VOC's and human & environmental toxicity have been used throughout the house creating superior indoor air quality.
|Details of LEED points
|AE1.3d, Sign promoting public awareness||ID2, Termite protection before slab pour||SS1.1b, Silt fence installed as runoff control|
Energy & Atmosphere:
|MR1.1, Multiple orders of materials||EA2.2a, Enhanced Insulation, ICF const.||MR1.4, Framing efficiencies, trusses @ 24"|
Materials & Recourses
|EA2.2a, Enhanced Insulation, expanding foam||EA10, Renewable energy system, 6kw solar||EA6.3, Very high efficiency AC system|
Indoor Environmental Quality
|SS3b, Reduced Heat
by using light coloured materials
|EA7.3, Efficient Water Heating (tankless)||SS2, Landscaping Design
Limit Turf, Drought Tolerant
Structural Engineer: AMR Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Designer & Contractor: Cayman Climate Controls
Electrical Contractor: Tall Electrical,
Sliding Door Harware Supplier:
K. N. Crowder Mfg.
Architectural Consultant: Environmental Dynamics, Inc.
LEED Provider: Green Insight
LEED Green Rater: Environmental Dynamics, Inc.
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