Visiting our NetZero, LEED certified home in St Petersburg.
For more information on this project, please visit www.317indianacourtsouth.com
Rafi: Good afternoon. Welcome to our Graystone Brown Box session. This is a special one, a follow-up to our previous video on our net zero live platinum certified project. Let me tell you what you can do. Well, first don’t forget you can find us at Homes, the number four, income, dot, com. That’s Homes4income.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. I forgot; let me say hi to Stephanie. She is actually today holding the camera. Hi, Stephanie!
Stephanie: Hello, guys.
Rafi: There you go. It’s seventy-two degrees. It’s not, it’s okay. Now let me tell the features of this project. Come here. Three bedrooms, two baths, total area of twenty-three hundred square feet. Energy cost, we wanted to put some numbers here, but, hey, it’s at net zero that’s the whole point. Okay, prefab concrete panels; we’re going to see that. Solar panels, okay. Solar canopy terrace, awesome, translucent. LED lights, LEED and Energy Star certified. Guys, I’m telling you this is the future of construction, today. Look at this, this is how the house looks on the outside at the end. Look at that roof, that’s important. How air goes where? Up, I remember my chemistry class, vroom goes up. Everything is nice. Nice car port. We’re going to go inside. Again, today you’re going to see, we’re probably like fifty to seventy percent, you know, through there and we’re super excited. And if you want information about the house, in the description of the video you’ll see the web site. It’s www dot three-seventeen, indiana, court, south, dot, com. Actually, oh, it’s right here. 317indianacourtsouth.com. And of course, we’re doing this in partnership with our great friends from PG Homes, Paola, Luigi, I hope you’re having fun down there in Miami. Hope to see you next week over here. We are in a construction zone, guys so there’s going to be hammers; there’s going to be zzee saws; there’s going to be cha-pow that’s not a shot, it’s basically a nail gun. So bear with us today. We just want to show you how we’re doing on this project, so. Stephanie, come here. Let’s go inside. We have someone working, working hard today, here. These are the trusses, right?
Rafi: There you go. So this is the entrance of the house (sound of nail gun). That’s an air gun, my bad. Entrance of the house because you remember you saw that picture over there. This will be where you come in so you’re going to have a lot of information. Keep working. Oh yeah. He wants to slow down because of me, no. These guys, these guys have to keep going. There’s even an air compressor in the background. (Sound of air compressor running). We’re going to stay here until the air compressor shuts down. But the cool thing about this is that the build time, the way it is, is shrinked dramatically as compared to new construction. We’re talking about not six to twelve months; we’re talking about two to three months max, sometimes even less than that, so that’s great okay. So, let’s go inside now. We can’t go inside because the air compressor. Oh, look who’s here. Mr. Raymond Basden from Graystone Development. How are you doing sir?
Raymond: Hey, how are you guys doing?
Rafi: Man, from last week, big, big, big changes. Right? Big, big, big changes. So let’s go inside so we can see some of them.
Rafi: So we’re going here, where are we standing right now, Raymond?
Raymond: Well to our right.
Raymond: This is going to be the kitchen area.
Raymond: To left is going to be the living room and dining room area. It’s going to be open.
Rafi: Okay, so basically from the kitchen, you’re going to be able to see the kids in the living room, you know, watching Netflix, all that kind of stuff. And then the dining room probably will be over there, right?
Rafi: So everything is kind of an connected. You know?
Rafi: I like that and again let me point out something; remember we were talking about that roof? Look over there; you see that angle right there? That basically means that, that roof is going to go all the way up which is great for, again, circulation, A/C and all that kind of stuff. That’s basically going to be tying up over here, right?
Rafi: Awesome, awesome. So again, living room whatever. Let’s go to where the biggest change from the last video is which are the trusses. Now we’re going here into basically the bedroom area, right?
Rafi: Bedroom area, so talk to me a little bit about where we are, what’s happening here.
Raymond: Well, to our right, right here, (sound of skill saw) there’s going to be
Rafi: I told you there was going to be a saw.
Raymond: There’s going to be a main bathroom, right here. And then the second bathroom, that’s going to be the master bedroom bathroom, you come from the other side, it’s going to be that corner over there.
Raymond: (Sound of saw). Then you’re going to have to the left, you’re going to have a second bedroom and a third bedroom.
Rafi: Nice. So, all this here is the bedroom area, right?
Rafi: The bedroom, bedroom, bathroom, bathroom. We even have the washer and dryer here, right?
Raymond: Yeah, the washer and dryer should be right around here.
Rafi: Got it. That’s so cool because hey you know you got your stuff out, whatever, boom you put it in the dryer, you don’t have to put it there and go to the garage or second floor or anything like that.
Rafi: You’re going to have it right there so that’s going to be a cool thing. Now big change from last time, we have some shade here. Why do we have some shade?
Raymond: The big change from last week is the trusses. They started about a week, week and a half and they’re almost done. They have one more room to work with.
Rafi: Right. (Sound of air compressor). Awesome.
Raymond: Everything’s coming together. After these trusses got in, the roof comes up and everything is downhill.
Rafi: Yep. We have two weeks left I think on this project, maybe three. Now, one thing about the trusses and you know what, you can see it here. Those trusses basically right where they connect, there’s a C-channel right there, right? That truss goes into that C-channel from these panels, right?
Raymond: Right, it’s a C-channel on the panel.
Raymond: And then there’s a two by four on top of the C-channel.
Raymond: Then the truss on top of it.
Rafi: Uh-huh. Awesome. Which again gives it rigidity you know in terms of structural and all that kind of stuff. And for those of you who don’t remember, let me show you here, remember we’re talking about there’s no blocks here anything like that. Look, foam. This is engineered compressed foam right there, okay. Conduits are inside the panels. We’re going to show them again. But again this is a very sturdy, but again, there’s no dry wall to this, right Raymond?
Rafi: Basically we texture here and we pain.
Rafi: It’s a huge, huge time benefit that we get right there.
Raymond: And on the outside you can have your siding or your stucco
Rafi: Right on this.
Rafi: So, it’s a big benefit there (sound of saw). This is mold free. This is you know seismic resistant.
Raymond: This is termite free.
Rafi: The panels are termite free, so really you got a lot of benefits from doing all of that. Now let’s go over here to the panels to remind people what we’re talking about. You can go on that side. So again, these are the panels. As you can see, again, these are almost like concrete, man. (Knocking on end of panel) Ouch.
Rafi: Wow, my bad. But basically again, engineered compressed foam there, now, Raymond, what are these two channels on the panel. Each panel has one of these right?
Raymond: These channels are for electric. You have your main electric and you’re goal is to run your low voltage electric through it.
Rafi: In the panel.
Raymond: Through the panel, yep.
Rafi: Through the panel. Electricians, I have two words for you, you’re welcome. Actually that’s three, you are welcome. Yeah, yeah, yeah, three words. Electricians you’re welcome. These make life for an electrician so much easier, right? All they have to do, again, every panel, and Stephanie if you can just point out, every panel has it. So it’s not trying to find where am I going to put it. He just knows that once I have the panel, there’s probably six to eight inches here, he knows that the conduit is there, he can put the cable so that’s one of the reasons the speed of this project is so much faster than a normal project because.
Raymond: That’s correct.
Rafi: It includes that as part of the panel. So big, big improvement there and man, I can’t wait to see this project finished. So, three weeks from now, a month from now, we’re going to do it. Do you have any questions out there? Oh we have questions.
Raymond: We have some questions.
Rafi: We have questions. Let’s do them back here where the panels are. Stephanie, tell me what questions we have.
Stephanie: So we have a question, what is the R value of the panels?
Rafi: The R value of the panels. You know what, that’s something that Luigi last time told me. Give me a second. Hey, Mike. Aww he knew, he knew it. I’m going to go get him. We got Mike here, he’s the guy. He’s the guy.
Mike: I’m the guy but I don’t have that answer.
Rafi: You ugh. We will get it. Who’s asking that question?
Stephanie: Luigi answers, R two-five, R25
Rafi: You see, Luigi’s watching.
Mike: That’s good. Thank you, Luigi!
Rafi: Thank you, Luigi! R25. Mike, it’s R twenty-five.
Mike: R twenty-five.
Rafi: It’s R twenty-five. Mike knows about it so now if anyone comes to the site they can ask Mike what’s the R value and he’s going to say
Raymond: R twenty-five.
Rafi: R twenty-five.
Stephanie: Two R sixty.
Rafi: Two R sixty. So R twenty-five, two R sixty, R2D2, Star Wars, Darth Vader all that kind of stuff that’s what you got there. We got other questions? That’s it. People just wanted to know the R value. Let me tell you something I know there are some questions you are going to ask later and we’re going to answer them now.
Rafi: Build time for residential we’re talking about two to three months, max. We can be a little bit faster, okay, but again the permit process, the inspection process is faster, so it’s much better. Moolah, money basically similar to normal build. So you’re going to get this, okay, at a similar cost to normal build plus you get the benefits of, how much is the power bill for this house?
Raymond: It’s going to be a big fat zero.
Rafi: No, no, but if you add, zero, that’s your power bill, zero. Actually, I’m wrong. My bad.
Raymond: This one is set to generate a hundred and ten percent in a year.
Rafi: I said it wrong, I’m sorry. I said it wrong. You can get paid. You get paid for this house if you generate a hundred and ten, a hundred and fifteen percent of the power you sell some to FPL, Duke Energy, whoever it is and they pay you. My bad. It’s not zero.
Rafi: And then the other thing it’s, you can design it, it’s from the ground up. You sit down with Paola we have some designs already, okay but if you want to move that room a little bit that way and you don’t like the laundry by your bathroom, so we’re going to put it somewhere else, we can do that. We can do that. Try doing that with other builders in less than three months. Doesn’t happen. So, it’s custom built. When you think about it, it’s custom built. And it’s something that really you can do the way you want it. You bring the lot, we bring the lot, you name it, just contact us Homes4income.com. Don’t forget if you want information about this house, what’s the web site for this particular project?
Raymond: You can find this particular project at 317indianacourtsouth.com.
Rafi: Excellent and that address is going to be in the description of the video so you can go there, click on it, and you’ll see renderings of how it’s going to look. But, hey, we’re going to come back in a couple of weeks, okay and hopefully see another completed project, most likely we’re going to be right there. Right there, because the completed project, we’re going to have the ribbon cutting and all that kind of stuff, nice right. But I think in two or three weeks we’re going to be, we’re going to be there. So, any other questions. Oh we have more questions.
Stephanie: Yes, we have a question. Roof type, shingle or tile?
Rafi: Roof type, shingle or tile?
Raymond: None of the above.
Rafi: None of the above. What are we having?
Raymond: It’s going to have an aluminum roof.
Rafi: Aluminum roof?
Raymond: Aluminum roof.
Rafi: So why an aluminum roof? What are the benefits of having a metal, most people know them as metal. In this case it’s aluminum. What are the benefits of that?
Raymond: They are more durable.
Raymond: What’s that word that Luigi uses? They are “sexy” looking.
Rafi: Aww, sexy looking. Are we metal roofs then? (Raymond laughing). You’re sexy looking. And the other benefit is energy wise. You know, it reflects you know light, heat much better which means that the house stays cooler and in Florida you want the house to stay cooler, believe me.
Rafi: So definitely in terms of the R rating of the roof, let’s put it that way, you know, it’s much better because it reflects the light, reflects the heat, stays outside, stays cool inside and again much more durable. You don’t have to be changing shingles every ten, fifteen years or one tile broke and, nope we can do that and by the way this house, once finished we’re going to have everything. It’s going to be smart everything. It’s going to be smarter than me and that’s hard to do. So we’re talking about smart you know lighting, smart everything.
Raymond: It’s going to have an artificial intelligence package that you’ll be able to control multiple areas.
Rafi: Artificial intelligence package.
Rafi: If your house doesn’t have it, sorry. Artificial intelligence. So basically you’re going to come in, it’s going to turn on the light here, you’re going to do that there and by the way if the grid goes off because someone decided to knock down a pole because of an accident, we’re going to have a Tesla battery pack here which is going to store the energy that you generate.
Rafi: And when everyone’s out right in the middle of Super Bowl, click, you’re going to be watching TV with your A/C on without it.
Rafi: It’s going to be an amazing project. So three seventeen, indiana, court, south, dot, com. Don’t forget to. Wait, wait, wait. Any other questions? We’re good. Don’t forget to find us at Homes, the number four, income, dot, com. That’s Homes, the number four, income, dot, com.
Rafi: Remember where you invest
Raymond: We do the rest.
Rafi: There you go. So if you have any questions just put them there and Luigi will be answering the technical questions there. Thank you very much for joining us and we’re very excited as you can tell, very excited with this project and we’ll see you in a couple of weeks most likely in our next Graystone Brown Box session.
Raymond: Thank you, guys.