- Efficient AppliancesOpen or Close
Efficient appliances use less energy than standard appliances and communicate with each other to use energy efficiently during times of peak demand.
- Mechanical SystemOpen or Close
The Geospring water heater uses about 62% less energy thank a standard 50 gallon water heater. The variable HVAC system reduces energy consumption by as much as 30%. The cross-linked polyethylene plumbing distributes both hot and cold water to fixtures, allowing the water to be shut off one fixture at a time. The storage batteries for the solar panels are also located in the utility room.
- Passive FeaturesOpen or Close
Overhands, trellises, and other shading devices help keep the home cool during the summer months, while the highly insulated SIP panels provide extra insulation to keep the heat in during the winter months.
- Solar PanelsOpen or Close
27 solar panels provide all the power needed for the house and allow any extra power to be fed back into the grid or stored in batteries to be used during cloudy days.
- WindowsOpen or Close
Optimized window sizing allows for natural daylight without compromising the energy efficiency of the envelope. The operable windows also allow for efficient cross-ventilation to help keep cooling costs down.