These efforts represent
an initial step in the long,
complex task of systemically
improving the resiliency of our

What we have in the 50/10 houses is an unprecedented opportunity to challenge and overcome the status quo.

Grow with us.

What makes the 50/10 houses high performance?

1. Raised heel roof trusses with R-60 Insulation 2. Heat Recovery Ventilator (H.R.V.) 3. Compact fluorescent or L.E.D. lighting 4. No V.O.C. interior paint finish 5. No added urea-formaldehyde 6. Low flow fixtures and dual flush toilets 7. Natural wool carpeting, marmoleum, and tile 8. Air sealingat framing gaps and cracks 9. Thermally broken 8" thick wall system: Double 2x4 framing with staggered studs and 1" thermal break with R-30 insulation. 10. Energy Star Rated Appliances 11. Bamboo flooring 12. Open web floor trusses with R-38 insulation 13. Roof oriented for solar panel application 14. Overhanging eaves designed for weather protection and to shade summer sun. 15. Windows oriented for solar gain, daylight, and views. 16. Durable, low maintenance cladding 17. Rainscreen and housewrap 18. High efficiency mini-split heat pump 19. High efficiency water heater 20. Earth Advantage Certified

"Building a greener community, one house at a time."

pocket neighborhood

The term "pocket neighborhood" refers to a small grouping of residences centered around the feeling of community. With the 50/10 houses, you have a close-knit pocket neighborhood centered around not only a deep sense of community but of the wholly organic desire to be sustainable.

Cellar Ridge Construction takes pride in being the local leader in green and sustainable home building. With the 50/10 houses, we have packaged up the best building practices and bring them to you in affordable, customizable options.

Live green with us.


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