Passive solar home in Corinth, NY. Most of our heating energy comes directly from the sun, supplemented last winter with one cord of firewood.
75% to 99%
of space heating
- Corinth, NY 12822
- 3,100 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 75% to 99% of space heating
- Passive house
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2013 Host
- Solar Space Heating
- January 2010
- For space heating
- Annual Savings:
- Additional Financial Notes:
- 20% extra overall construction cost for energy efficiencies, such as insulation, windows, larger foundation and forced air system.
Professionals & Suppliers
- Roberts Building & Remodeling
What You Need to Know
Passive solar heating with a forced air system running through a 12-inch concrete slab, low-e insulating windows, and 6-sides of 2 layers of polyisocyanurate insulation around the entire house exterior.
No furnace, no fuel oil. We have a propane tank for hot water.
Changing of air filters, moisture management in winter as interior wood dries, wood stove fires to supplement heat.
#1 - to control what I spend on energy #2 - to benefit the environment
Take on the extra work required to build yourself the most sensible, efficient home you can manage.
Open House Info:
We'd welcome guests to see the house and answer questions about why we thought passive solar was a cost-effective and convenient solution to uncertainty of future energy prices. Corinth, NY is a half-hour north of Saratoga Springs and southwest of Glens Falls. Please contact us at email@example.com to get directions.
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