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Possum Island Passive Solar House

Published on December 1, 2010, by in Residential.

 

Completed: Novemeber 14th, 2010

Description: Built to Passive House Standards but not certified. This house is 1665sf with 4 big bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, Custom Cabinets with granite countertops, bamboo hardwood floors, and ceramic tile.

Energy Efficiency Features: This house is should be considered a net zero home meaning the power will be $0.00 or very close to it. The house is tied to the grid and will have a small power due to power company transmission fees that usually run 12.00 to 15.00 dollars.

  • Meets Passive House Principles. To see what they are see our green building page and click on the Passive House Page.
  • Passive Solar
  • Evacuated Tube Thermal Solar Hot Water Heater
  • 3Kw grid tied Photovoltaic Solar Panel System
  • Superinsulated – Walls are an R-50 and ceiling is an R-60 with closed cell spray foam for air sealing.
  • Mitisbuishi Mini Split 15,000 btu heat pump was all that was needed to heat and cool this home but this unit has the capability to ramp down to 30% of capacity which is important because the actual haeting and cooling load for this building is around 4000 btus
  • All Energy Star appliances

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