Hot Spring Spas Collaborates With Showcase GreenHome Builder

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Hot Spring Spas, the world's number one selling brand of portable spa, has teamed up with Cherokee Investment Partners, a world leader in the sustainable revitalization of environmentally impaired properties, by featuring an environmentally-friendly, energy-saving spa in the backyard of the National Homebuilder Mainstream GreenHome™ – using the sun and rain to operate.

Cherokee’s idea home is intended to show builders and homeowners that green building can be done in a mainstream way that doesn’t compromise comfort or practicality. The spa in the GreenHome epitomizes this line of thinking by combining Hot Spring spa’s ultra efficient design with the home’s rainwater catchment system to supply water and its solar energy system to generate power and heat.

“This is a great opportunity for Hot Spring Spas, the most energy efficient spas available, to be part of the mainstreaming of green homebuilding in this country,” said Susan Strible, Brand Manager for Hot Spring Spas. “Today’s average homebuilder doesn’t need to sacrifice comfort and luxury to incorporate environmentally friendly products and systems into their homes. With Cherokee’s impact as the nation’s leading brownfield redeveloper and its commitment to sustainability, the GreenHome is the ideal project to spotlight the fact that green products can be integrated in homes that appeal to a wide range of homebuyers and homebuilders.”

The spa features multiple layers of high-density, water repellent, polyurethane foam insulation – similar to a commercial freezer. This design allows the Hot Spring spa to operate using 30 to 50 percent less energy than the typical spa. In the GreenHome, the Blue Ridge Atlantic Enterprise’s Complete™ Home Rainwater Harvesting system collects, filters, and stores rainwater which is used to supply water to the spa, allowing for unparalleled water efficiency. Furthermore, the spa offers an exclusive water care feature that utilizes a natural water care system that does not require the use of harsh chemicals such as chlorine or bromine.

The spa’s pumps and heater will run solely on solar electricity generated by Atlantis Sunslates photovoltaic roofing tiles. In keeping with the overall goals of construction to reduce impact on the environment, the pumps, heater and jet systems operate with SilentRunning™ technology to minimize noise pollution.

Remarkable in the sense that it looks unremarkable, the GreenHome is the first home of its kind known to be built in a typical suburban neighborhood, in Raleigh, N.C. The demonstration home provides the average homebuilder with a model for making tomorrow’s typical American home a green home.

“We are seizing the opportunity to influence the greening of large-scale development and vertical construction,” said Tom Darden, CEO of Cherokee. “Starting with the tens of thousands of homes that will be built on the sites we are currently cleaning-up, and the hundreds of thousands in the future, we have launched our green initiative, and we are kicking it off with the Mainstream GreenHome. Not only are we cleaning and greening hundreds of brownfield sites nationally, but we are exploring innovative ways to integrate more sustainable features into the horizontal and vertical construction of our sites.”

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