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EFFICIENCY
SMART DESIGN. LESS CONSUMPTION.

The greenest square foot is the one you don’t build.
Growth of the Average Home Over the Past 100 Years

2080 sq ft

2349 sq ft Size in 2004 Average American Home

983 sq ft

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weeHouse 3BR Pair 1400 sq ft weeHouse 2BR Tall 1150 sq ft weeHouse Small 400 sq ft

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EFFICIENCY The weeHousewas inspired by sustainable design principles such as building small and efficiently. We act to offset the prevelant practices of overbuilding by bringing smart design to modern houses.

LARGE SPACE, smaller package The weeHouse achieves a Big-House feel in a smaller package by judicious use of floor-to-ceiling glass, open kitchens, reduced circulation space, and built-in cabinetry.

2004MORE QUALITY, LESS CONSUMPTION With less stuff, your resources and your Earth’s resources go farther. And your house can be made more beautiful, more durable. Less is more.

ALCH EMY
856 Raymond Ave. St. Paul, MN 55114 www.weehouse.com 651-647-6650
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SUSTAINABILITY
DURABILITY. QUALITY. weeHouses are built to last.

Durable + Renewable
Corn Crib Siding:Breathable wood rain screen actually shades the house from the sun. FSC or locally sourced Bamboo flooring with 25-Year warranties. Fast-growing, highly renewable. Warm, beautiful. Steel Siding: durable 24-26 guage steel. 25 year paint warranty It’s gonna last, but it’s also fully recyclable.

Roofing + Overhangs
White rubber roofs reflect the sun’s heat. Vented roof spaces allows additionalheat separation. Fold-down overhangs protect your glazing and walls from summer sun and rain for Passive Solar Design.

Factory-built
Always the perfect building weather. Less material damage. Less moisture infiltration. Better sealant adhesion. Less waste than the equivalent sitebuilt home through precision cutting and material reuse. Local labor sources. Fewer trips to the jobsite. We speclow-VOC paints.

Doors + Windows
Andersen Windows: the world’s leading window manufacturer. Low-e glass with or without sun control. No-maintenance exteriors. Factory recycling + finger-jointed wood cores. FSC certified woods. 25-Year warranties

Cabinetry Airtight Construction
Houses built inside can be built from the inside out. Everything gets sealed tight before the final sheathing goes on.Upgrading to closed-cell spray foam insulation ensures a bombproof vapor and mold barrier, high sound insulation, and 2x higher R-value ratings.

Modular Cabintery with high-end Soft-Close European hardware

Lighting
Dimmed incandecents to drastically increase bulb life and reduce energy use are used when initial cost is an issue. Flourescents are used when dimming isn’t needed. For ultra-lowenergy use, upgrades to professional-quality LED cans also allow full dimming and excellent color-rendering.

Water Use
Dual-flush toilets. Low-flow shower fixtures you’ll love. Dishwashers, front-load washing machines. Rainwater capture assistance.

Two options: Recycled paper and resin counters that are so durable they are also used in skateboard parks. Quartz - man-made “stone”, there areno more durable counters available. NSF rated for food production.

Countertops

Crane-Ready
How many houses do you know that are built to withstand moving and craning stresses?

Appliances
Beautiful. Energy Star Rated. From major manufacturers with nationwide warranties.

ALCH EMY
856 Raymond Ave. St. Paul, MN 55114 www.weehouse.com 651-647-6650
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UPGRADES FOR NET-ZERO ENERGY USE
RAIN WATER COLLECTION
COLLECTION TANKS GATHER RAIN WATER FOR FLUSHING TOILETS AND OTHER NON-POTABLE USES

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PASSIVE SOLAR HEATING

OVERHANGS AND SOUTH FACING WINDOWS HEAT THE HOME WITH THE SUN’S ENERGY

SOLAR THERMAL

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FLAT PLATE COLLECTORS MOUNTED TO THE ROOF GATHER ENERGY AND HEAT THE HOME’S RADIANT FLOORS

SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS...
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