PACE Solar Tour in Westport, Aug. 28, to feature 1910 Farmhouse

Aug 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Solar

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A 1910 farmhouse is now a state-of-the-art green home

One of Connecticut’s most amazing “green renovation homes” will be open to the public on Saturday, August 28. The 1910 Westport farmhouse has been transformed into a state-of -the-art green home by the owner/architect. Between noon and 4 p.m., ticket holders will learn about the unique features of this Energy Star-rated home. The owner and vendors will be available to answer questions.

Sponsored by People’s Action for Clean Energy, Inc., the solar tour will include one of the first systems in the US combining solar electricity and solar hot water–a “Synergy Roof”–plus a “heat-recovery” system in one roof-integrated installation. The new solar Schuco-USA solar roof thus combines solar electric, solar hot water and solar air heating technologies.
The home’s high-efficiency wood-burning stove with bake oven heats the whole downstairs. Additional energy-saving features include a Carrier hybrid gas/electric heating and cooling system, Pella low-e windows, high density foam insulation, as well as compact fluorescent and LED lighting. Tour-goers will also see bamboo floors, Energy Star appliances, clean energy literature, CT Green Building Council and CT Clean Energy Fund rebate information.

Tickets, including a map, for the rain-or-shine tour may be ordered by sending $15 per person to PACE c/o Donna Grant, 128 Melrose Road, Broadbrook, CT. The non-refundable tickets may also be ordered online at www.pace-cleanenegy.org by clicking on “Events.”

Tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour for $20 each at 130 Compo Road South in Westport. For general information, call 860-693-4813. For ticket information, call 860-623-5487. For specifics on the home and systems, contact John Rountree AIA at 203-227-0674 or e-mail jrsolar@earthlink.net.

For a recent story in Westport Patch visit http://westport.patch.com/articles/architect-hopes-to-live-off-the-grid.

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