The modern style of the home incorporates various glass walls, and with the hot Arizona sun, the homeowners needed a way to keep their home cool while keeping the net zero goal in mind. The first step to staying sustainable with glass walls was to install triple-paned windows. Then, by adding Crestron shading and lighting control, this net zero home can work on an automated schedule that maximizes natural light. The homeowners can dim the lights, lower the shades to their liking, or program them to open or close depending on the time of day. The Crestron shades reduce energy usage by blocking the heat from the sun, making it unnecessary to use energy to cool the house. For an added touch, the integrated shades have shade pockets built in to protect the home and meet net zero requirements.
The property also boasts Crestron DM NAX™ audio distribution throughout the home for multi-room audio. The homeowners are not avid TV watchers, so their main focus was audio integration, especially the ability to stream through AirPlay® software. Crestron’s residential line of speakers, made by Origin Acoustics, was integrated indoors and outdoors to create surround sound throughout the property. These speakers not only appeal to the visual design of the space with an elevated aesthetic, but they also maintain a sound standard tailored to each environment.