- 7,400-square-foot, 23-room home uses state-of-the-art materials and systems to slash energy costs
- Consultant John Palecek recommends Uponor PEX-based systems for both plumbing and radiant heating-cooling systems
- Home earns the Grand Prize in the Uponor Dream Home Competition
In planning their 7,400-square-foot dream home in Lewiston, Idaho, the Armstrong family made energy efficiency a top priority. Also, because of one family’s member’s health problems, they sought to minimize toxins and pollutants, including those arising from materials used to build their home.
With the help of engineering/technical consultant John Palecek and his company, Smart Solutions Inc. of Kamiah, Idaho, the Armstrongs’ new home was designed to be at least 75 percent more energy-efficient than homes built to the 1993 Model Energy Code benchmark. Which is one of the reasons the two-story, 23-room structure recently earned the grand prize in the first annual Uponor Dream Home Competition.
Installation process at the Armstrong residence
Consultant John Palecek estimates a 40% savings in installation costs by using flexible Wirsbo AQUAPEX tubing for the plumbing system. “It was much easier to work with than rigid copper would have been,” he says.”
Better Air Quality
Lower Fuel Bills
7,400 square feet on two levels
Wirsbo AQUAPEX for both plumbing and heating systems
Feet of Tubing
800 feet of 1/2" tubing
400 feet of 3/4" tubing
300 feet of 1" tubing
ProPEX Fitting System