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phgeil

Earth sheltered, solar heated, geothermal with ERV and 260’ ground loop, low voltage switching, on-demand gas hot water, fluorescent lighting, timber frame with R50 wall, R70 roof self built SIP panels.

What You Need to Know

Description:

Earth sheltered, solar heated, geothermal with ERV and 260’ ground loop, low voltage switching, on-demand gas hot water, fluorescent lighting, timber frame with R50 wall, R70 roof self built SIP panels

Other Benefits:

Geothermal used for air conditioning; single kerosene heater used for supplemental heat on cloudy days

Maintenance Requirements:

Not much

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

See description

My Motivation:

Made sense

Experience with Installer:

Had foundation poured and timbers cut by company recommended by A. Wade in New York, transported to site and erected. Plan was self modified to use self-built SIP panels with high density polystyrene foam, 5.5" walls, 6.5" roof.

Open House Info:

During Illinois Solar Tour 1st Saturday in October; other times by appointment

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