J2 Wins 2012 Green Builder Home of the Year Award

2012 Green Builder Home of the Year Award

BUILDER JAKE JOINES of J2 Construction and architect Matt Marten of Gulch Design had a clear goal in mind for this large (5,200 sq. ft.) southwestern luxury home. They wanted to include as many green features as possible. But those features had to pass two tests: Did they serve the owner? And did they fall within the budget? That screening criteria resulted in the inclusion of a 10-zone mini-split climate control system, hybrid insulation (combining closed-cell spray foam with blown in fiberglass), LED lighting, solar thermal hot water and a 3.76 kW PV array. Most of the home’s HVAC, LED lighting and other features can be controlled via iPhone or iPad remotely.