or more of electricity
75% to 99%
of hot water
- Single-Family Residence
- 1845 Dixie Line Road, Newark, DE 19702
- 1,500 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 100% or more of electricity
- 75% to 99% of hot water
- Passive house
- Zero net energy
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2013 Host
- Solar Space Heating
- Additional Financial Notes:
- Electricity Use: #NAME?
Professionals & Suppliers
- Marian Peleski
What You Need to Know
Solar Heated Double shell or convective loop design. Built 31 years ago and near zero energy usage. A double shell passive solar house built with double walls on the south and north sides, single walls east and west sides. Sun heats the air in the south shell space which circulates by convection into the attic, down the north shell space, into the basement, and back to the south shell space for reheating. Attic vents for summer cooling are sealed in the winter. Photovoltaics cover the South facing roof. Solar hot water on ground level.
PV - none. Solar Hot Water - once every 10 years.
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
Batt/Blanket Fiberglass amount varies Alt Fuel Vehicle, Daylighting, Passive solar, Sunspace
Built Passive solar to be a part of the environment, not a drain on resources.
Open House Info:
From North: I-95 South, Route 896 Exit South to Middletown (not Newark). Right at 1st traffic light onto Old Baltimore Pike. Go about 3 1/2 miles. Turn right onto Dixie Line Road. The house is on the left. House number on the mailbox. Parking on grass is ok.
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