The New American Remodel™ 2018 (TNAR) is a symbol of energy efficiency and innovation. It is expected to exceed the requirements for Emerald-level certification to the National Green Building Standard™. The home will also be certified by EPA’s Energy Star program, the Indoor airPLUS program and DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home program.

Featuring cutting-edge products from manufacturers all over the world, TNAR boasts a HERS Index of 43 and will provide more than $815 in annual energy savings to the homeowner. Its energy-efficient features are ideal for virtually any home in hot-humid climates and can deliver similar energy savings.


Proposed Thermal Shell

  • Unvented and air sealed attic with R-21 SES SucraSeal Open-Cell Spray Foam Insulation
  • Loewen Windows and patio doors with low-e coating and argon gas fill to limit solar heat gain air tightness
  • Openings and penetrations seals are designed to achieve 3.5 natural air changes under blower door testing at 50 Pa
  • Kingspan’s Greenguard and Fi-Foil M-Shield wall insulation system on exterior masonry walls (R-8)
  • Large overhangs to aid in protecting the home from the harsh Florida sun
  • Energy Star qualified roof to aid in keeping the home cool
  • White colored exterior to assist in reflecting the sun

Proposed HVAC

  • Space conditioning is provided by Trane
  • Variable speed compressors in outdoor heat pump units adds efficiency and quietness
  • Mechanical ventilation provided by Air King
  • Space conditioning system located entirely within the conditioned space

Proposed Hot Water

  • Propane tankless water heaters (EF = 0.95) provides the hot water

Proposed Electrical

  • 100% of all interior and exterior lamps are energy-efficient LED lighting
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated appliances, including dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, and clothes washers