Technologies Used in the Eco-Home

Solar Electric System

A grid-tied solar electric system is helps offset power used from the utility grid, replacing it with clean, renewable energy.

Solar Hot Water System

Evacuated tube solar collectors are used to heat water for household use.

Ventilation System

Beyond just ventilation, this system also incorporates experimental ground loop outside air tempering as well as a fresh air heating system that delivers heat to the upstairs bedrooms.

Radon Mitigation System

A passive radon mitigation system is installed in the home to minimize radon levels. The system is ready to have a fan added if the radon levels rise in the future.

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