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mellenw

After undertaking several home energy-efficiency measures we decided that removing our pool would be the ultimate tactic to reduce our consumption of resources (water and electricity) as well as caustic substances (chlorine). After reducing our consumption as much as possible we had a 7.25 kW photovoltatic system added to our home in August 2014

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Description:

29 Panels, 2 inverters Our 29 solar panels produce enough electricity to exceed our consumption, 9 months out of the year.

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

Low water use landscape – especially along driveway. Several trees provide shade. We removed our swimming pool in 2012 to make more greenspace. Solar LED lanterns in the yard. CFL and LED lighting throughout our home.

My Motivation:

We are a LEED certified architect and registered landscape architect husband and wife team that have been trying for years to bring our circa 1980, 2, 850 sf North Dallas home to net-zero status. After undertaking several home energy-efficiency measures we decided that removing our pool would be the ultimate tactic to reduce our consumption of resources (water and electricity) as well as caustic substances (chlorine). After reducing our consumption as much as possible we had a 7.25 kW photovoltatic system added to our home in August 2014. Our 29 solar panels produce enough electricity to exceed our consumption, 9 months out of the year. We are greatly enjoying our ability to reduce our carbon footprint. The $aving$ we have experienced over the past year are an added bonus.

Open House Info:

Tour Hours: 10am - 4pm Saturday, October 03, 2015

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