The My Green Kentucky Home project, by UberGreen Spaces & Homes, is a 21st century home designed and built to be one of Kentucky's healthiest, energy-efficient, water-efficient, durable homes that addresses today's homeowners needs with the future in mind.  The internationally recognized US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes program was followed, third-party verified and tested to achieve the highest certification level of Platinum.  This home meets the American Institute of Architects Vision 2020 and 2030 Challenge goals by years 2020 and 2030 to be Net-Zero Energy use which will save the homeowners over $40,000.00 in utility bills in just the first 10 years.  The home was also designed and built for Net-Zero Water use through rainwater harvesting where it collects and stores enough to satisfy all it's occupants needs.  

About the Builder

UberGreen Spaces & Homes is committed to building state-of-the-art residences and buildings that are good for people and good for the environment. By utilizing toxin-free building materials and natural ventilation systems, homes will have fewer mold and mildew concerns and offer tremendous health benefits, especially for homeowners with allergies or respiratory problems. With the growing concern of natural disasters, UberGreen's standard home is designed and built nearly disaster proof to withstand EF5 tornado winds upwards of 200 mph, at the same time be approximately 80% more energy efficient than a typical home.  Other standard features in an UberGreen home: safe room in homes without basements designed to meet the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) criteria and provide "near-absolute protection" in extreme weather events, Insulated Concrete Form exterior walls, geothermal heating and cooling, high-performance triple-pane windows, spray foam and solar panel ready which makes every home 80% more energy efficient than a typical home.  

Check out our April 2013 for our home that is 3,725 sf!  Only $29.40 for gas and electric which would be $0 but we still have to pay for the basic connection charges.  How much money can you save in just one year if your energy bill was only $29.40?

Why build a sustainable, LEED-certified home?

  • Health: The EPA estimates that indoor air is between 2 and 10 times more polluted than outdoor air.  A LEED home is built to provide a healthy environment for families. 
  • Savings: Over 80% of all heating and cooling systems are not properly designed, costing homeowners thousands of dollars in unnecessary energy bills.  A LEED home is designed to save energy, water, and therefore money. 
  • Value: Data has shown that green and efficient buildings often sell for more, and in less time, than non-green buildings. (Source: "Yahoo! Study: American Dream Homes Turn Green." Yahoo! Real Estate, 2011)
  • Owners of energy-efficient homes are 32 percent less likely to default on their mortgages. The more efficient the home is, the lower the default risk drops. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Center for Community Capital and the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT)
  • Trusted: A LEED home is performance tested and green measures are third-party verified.

Our May 2013 energy bill from last month for our 3,725 sf home! Only $27.19 for gas and electric which would be $0 but we still have to pay for the basic connection charges.  How much money can you save in just one year if your energy bill was only $27.19?