INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Artisan Homes includes a mechanical air to air exchange system that exchanges all the air in your home at least 8 times per day. This system also pre-conditions the outside air before it is introduced into the air handler. The ventilation systems included in our homes have high efficiency air purification and the ventilation ducts are sealed with mastic cement to eliminate air infiltration into the system, which also greatly reduces the loss of conditioned air. We use paint with low V.O.C. petroleum-free products and all carpets and pad materials are certified to minimize out gassing.
The exterior walls are sheathed with minimum 1½” thick polyiso foam. All our interior doors are solid-core (As opposed to hollow core). The bedrooms are designed to provide sound reduction to a sound transmission class (S.T.C.) rating of 49 or better. Our interior walls are finished with hand applied plaster, the sound transfer points such as plugs, ducts, etc, are fully sealed and the floors are designed to eliminate or minimize vibration (Acoustic floor). We also use ultra low sound exhaust fans to ensure a quiet environment.
ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY ZONE
Artisan Homes offers alternative materials that are utilized in the construction of our homes, see examples*. All of the framing lumber used in the home is purchased from a manufacturer/grower who utilizes environmental harvesting and growing practices. The on-site waste is always recycled when feasible, the home finished with low V.O.C./Low toxic paint and we make sure to select sustain-yield forest products when feasible.
- Engineered wood beams
- Engineered wood studs
- Recycled steel studs
- I.C.F. concrete wall system
- Formaldehyde-free sheet goods