Passive solar heated farmhouse on an organic farm with solar hot water, thermal mass, and solar electric with a battery backup.
or more of electricity
50% to 74%
of hot water
or more of space heating
- Alice Diane Celebre, CEC
- Single-Family Residence
- 50 Back Brook Road, Ringoes, NJ 08551
- 3,100 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 100% or more of electricity
- 50% to 74% of hot water
- 100% or more of space heating
- Passive house
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2013 Host
- Energy Efficiency
- Size of System:
- To generate electricity
- To heat hot water
- For space heating
- Own or Lease:
- Additional Financial Notes:
- Electricity Use: About $400.00. Our primary fuel source: Sun!
Professionals & Suppliers
- Construction overseen by: Alice & Ralph Celebre - Certified Ener
- Energy Auditors:
- Alice & Ralph Celebre
What You Need to Know
Stone and stucco siding, thermal mass concrete walls. attic fan, 2 ft. overhangs on the southern exposure for summer shading. Garage and Portico on western exposure to diminish northwest winds in winter & afternoon solar overheating in summer. All of our new appliances are Energy Star rated. Fluorescent Lighting This home is on tour at other times of the year, this year for Earth Day check out this page: http://alternativeenergy.meetup.com/167/calendar/13125007/. The home's annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are 5,348 lb. less because of the installation of the solar electric system. The French Country home design demonstrates that any style home can be adapted to take advantage of free solar heating and domestic hot water. Homes Across America features the home at the following address: <A TARGET="_blank" HREF="http://www.homes-across-america.org/search/details.cfm?who=124&Feature=all&action=showDetails&Query=byState">http://www.homes-across-america.org/search/details.cfm?who=124&Feature=all&action=showDetails&Query=byState</A> Recipient of The 2005 Energy Star for Small Business Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency Stewardship and The 2006 Energy Star Award for Small Business Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency.
The batteries for the electric backup were replaced this Spring.
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
For the environment, to save money, to live in a comfortalbe home
Open House Info:
Please call ahead for directions. 908-788-6864. Best times to reach us is between 8 am - 12 pm and 6 pm - 9 pm. We have 2 cats & a dog that will be in the garage during the tour. The house is situated on an organic wild herb farm and will be shown from 1 to 4 PM. Informative solar movies will be shown from 2pm-4pm. Open from 1 pm - 4 pm.
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