Clean, Green and Simple
- Thom Pecoraro
- Single-Family Residence
- 299 Newton Road, Stephentown Center, NY 12169
- 1,900 sq ft
- Deep energy retrofit
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2013 Host
- Solar PV
- January 2010
- Size of System:
- To generate electricity
- Additional Financial Notes:
- Electricity Use: pv
Grid Tied PV This is a renewal and greening of an 1800's timber framed Greek revival. Featured are extensive use of recycled/reclaimed material, originating on and off site. Natural and local materials were used as much as possible. Special consideration has been given to allow for future updates. Heating and domestic hot water system is a single propane fired unit with planned passive solar assist and storage tank. Most electricity is generated by roof mounted PV array. SIPs panels and standing seam metal make up the new roof system. Thin slab and staple up radiant floor heat and domestic hot water is fired by a single propane heater/storage tank for simplicity. Rustic and natural materials are the theme of the interior. The building has attained a Tier 2 Energy Star rating.
Easy Living !
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
Spray Foam Open Cell, Passive Solar Daylighting, Deep Energy Retrofit, Energy Star Appliances, Tier 2 Energy Star rated, Local Materials, Non-Toxic Products, Passive Solar, Radiant floor heating, Recycled Materials, Sunspace
Had to do it!
Open House Info:
From intersection of route 22 and route 43 in Stephentown, take rte 43 west 2.5 miles to Newton rd on rt. House is on corner with green roof. Park directly across street on grass, in front of barn on Newton rd.
Single-Family Residence|Solar Hot Water