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Heat Recovery Ventilation. ** Stiebel-Eltron solar hot water installed by Donavin Gratz: 2 flat plate solar hot water panels, 80 gallon well-insulated storage tank. ** Solar PV installed through Solarize Montague program that will covers 100% electricity use and generates a small credit every month! ** Weatherization: 2008: Air sealing and insulation done through MassSave program at 25% of cost, using their incentives. 201: Participant in deeper energy retrofit pilot MassSave program with Cozy Home Performance: enhanced insulation, adding water propelled closed cell foam on basement walls and sill; insulated walls, attic and basement ceiling with additional dense packed cellulose; performed more extensive air sealing; replaced drafty front door with tightly sealed, highly insulated door. ** High efficiency Carrier propane furnace for forced hot air. **Efficient water use: at minimal cost, replaced faucet aerators with low-flow ones, installed low-flow shower valve with volume control, MassSave also installed free low-flow shower head. Caroma dual flush toilet (0.8/1.6 gallons per flush, depending on need). ** Lighting: most fixtures have LED bulbs and some have compact fluorescent bulbs, including dimmable CFLs installed at no cost by MassSave. Porch entrance light activated by motion sensor. ** Landscaping: Rubber pond lining dug around foundation and sloped away from the house to keep water out of basement (after a failed attempt at gutters). Plantings for summer shade and winter wind protection. ** Green renovation materials: Exterior primer paint extremely low VOC: Fine Paints of Europe. Low and no VOC interior paints. ** Marmoleum flooring in upstairs bath: made of linseed oil from flax plants, rosin from pine trees, sawdust from lumber industry waste, and a jute backing. Certified asthma and allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. ** Massachusetts Woodlands Cooperative sustainably grown and harvested flooring, with low VOC water-based finish. ** Composite lumber for porch steps.

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

Loose Fill Cellulose Daylighting, Energy Star Appliances, FSC Certified Wood, Local Materials, Non-Toxic Products, Rain Barrels, Recycled Materials

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