Beautiful natural materials home that uses no fossil fuels.
- David Rosenmiller, Two Pond Farm
- Single-Family Residence
- 80 Depot Road, Haydenville, MA 01039
- 3,350 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 75% to 99% of electricity
- Solar PV
- January 2010
- Size of System:
- 6.4 kW
- To generate electricity
- Own or Lease:
- Cash Purchase
- Panasonic Solar Panels
- Riverstone Development Inc.
- Energy Auditors:
The 6.4 kW array includes a grid tied system with SMA SunnyBoy 4000 inverters, with backup off-grid system including SMA Sunny Island inverters, a battery bank, and a Isuzu generator.
Annual service visit.
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
This recently finished house features passive solar heat; innovative thermal mass system using water-filled recycled plastic jugs in 1st Fl ceiling, dyed concrete floor for thermal mass on basement floor, ground loop pipe and heat exchanger, Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV); heat recirculation system; tight thermal envelope; triple glazed, fiberglass windows, with high SHGC on South side of house, FSC and locally sourced materials, low-VOC/non-toxic materials, manifold plumbing, durable construction techniques and day lighting. Green construction processes included temporary PV power for construction purposes; a composting toilet for constructioncrew and a biodiesel run truck.
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