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mellenw

Please note the City of Azle is actually about 7-8 miles away, it’s our “address” only because that’s the nearest post office. We actually are in the rural Community of Briar.

What You Need to Know

Description:

We decided years before we built our new Wise County home in 2009 that we wanted it to be super energy efficient but it had to be affordable. Both goals were met.

My Motivation:

We decided years before we built our new Wise County home in 2009 that we wanted it to be super energy efficient but it had to be affordable. Both goals were met.

Additional Notes:

Green features: Grid-tied solar photovoltaic generation system 2x6 frame construction with spray foam insulation on 100% of the shell Daikin R410A split-mini heat pump with 3 zones of separate heat/cool control Passive solar design & construction Compact fluorescent and LED lighting Integrated awnings on the east & west windows to reduce sun penetration Full 70 ft southern exposure shaded with 7’ porch Emphasis on natural lighting Cross-ventilation with clerestory windows Rainwater collection system [proposed] Demand water heater, propane fueled 80 gal Marathon high efficiency electric water heater Wood construction waste recycled 3 Sola-Tubes © Standing seam metal roof Solar powered well pumping for irrigation Sustainable produce farming

Open House Info:

We decided years before we built our new Wise County home in 2009 that we wanted it to be super energy efficient but it had to be affordable. Both goals were met.

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