green. sensible. efficient.
Buildings built today should be sustainable, sure, but what exactly does that mean?. “Green” and “sustainable” are so ubiquitously slathered on ad copy, they’ve lost their punch.
What does sustainability mean to sam?
1. Energy efficiency. sam is loaded with twice the insulation you’ll find in most homes built today. sam is cool when it’s sweaty, cozy when it’s icy. You can’t touch sam’s performance with any house that has 2X6 walls. Period.
Walls, R-50 standard
Windows & doors, R-3.5 standard
Ceiling, R-80 standard
Foundation, R-40 per design
Slab, R-20 per design
2. Durability. sam is built to last, skinned with long-lasting materials you won’t spend your weekends maintaining. Within sam’s thick walls are two cavities – on either side of the insulation layer – for ventilation. “So what?” you ask. No condensation, no mold. Materials intelligently layered to stay dry and maximize their service life. That’s what.
3. Responsibility. sam is compact without sacrificing comfortable spaces for modern living. sam comes in S, M, and L, ranging from 860 to 1,680 square feet in one story, story and a half, and two story configurations. sam won’t compel you to pay for, be taxed upon, insure, or heat and cool an XL, XXL, or XXXL house. Keep your money to travel, invest, vacation, give to charity, or just collect the experiences that make life memorable.
Yeah but where’s the bamboo and solar panels? Hey, don’t get us wrong, sam loves accessories: low-VOC walls and ceilings, energy-conserving appliances, agriboard cabinets, recycled paper counters, certified milk paints, native green roofs, and lawn mowers powered by cellulosic biofuel. Nevertheless, no number of nifty gizmos will get you to the summit of Everest without an intelligently designed jacket. Get the essentials, then add the bling.
sam is waiting for you.