Mission West Builders, Inc. completes SMUD Home of the Future!
SMUD's Home of the Future
Almost two years ago Mission West Builders, Inc. completed the SMUD Home of the Future. The goal of the Home of the Future was to reduce annual energy use, utility bills and cut peak demand compared to homes built to California’s already stringent Title 24 energy standard. Beyond the advanced framing, R30 walls sprayed with closed cell insulation, Anderson energy efficient windows, high efficiency HVAC system and custom designed solar trellis is a lovely prairie style home, rebuilt after a devastating fire. At approximately 2500 square feet the home has all the items you would expect in a custom home including; gourmet kitchen with a free standing range, custom shaker style cabinets and subzero refrigerator. The interior finishes include beautiful hardwood floors, custom designed tile work in each of the three bathrooms and energy efficient lighting. Two years later the homeowner’s utility bills are a fraction of what they once were. In the coldest of winters gas bills are only eighty dollars and electric bills average thirteen dollars. During non-winter months total utility bills are less than twenty dollars per month including a swimming pool. The custom features of this home along with the energy features make this home the complete package of innovation, quality and efficiency.