ULTIMATE NET ZERO ENERGY HOUSE ON TOUR MAY 21

Latest technologies evident in this award-winning, beautiful home

Contact: Judi Friedman, 860-693-4813 

The ultimate net zero energy house will be open to the public on Saturday, May 21.  With a rating of -23, this South Glastonbury, Connecticut, home is the most energy-efficient house in North America. It was the 2014 Connecticut Zero EnergyChallenge winner; the RESNET 2015 Cross Border Challenge winner; and the 2015 Housing Innovations Award winner. Tours and seminars will be held at 11:30 pm and 2:00 pm. The 2,755 square-foot house has a geothermal heating and cooling system; a rotating photovoltaic steel pole array that powers all appliances, LED lights and the hot water heater. The PV system is connected to the grid but is able to get power when the grid goes down.

Other energy saving features in this home for four people include a centrally insulated foundation; aluminum roofing shingles with a 70-year lifespan; an energy recovery ventilator; a heat pump clothes dryer; triple glazed windows and Energy Star appliances. The tour is sponsored by Peoples Action for Clean Energy (PACE), the only all-volunteer nonprofit public health organization in Connecticut devoted solely to clean energy education. (click on picture at right for downloadable PDF)

Reservations will be accepted in order of receipt for the May 21 tour, which will be held rain or shine. The non-refundable tickets are $15.00 per person. To order tickets, go online to www.pace-cleanenergy.org and click on Events, indicating the choice of time for the tours and seminar. Tickets may also be ordered by sending $15.00 per person to PACE c/o Donna Grant, 128 Melrose Road, Broad Brook, CT 06016. Include the ticketholder’s name, phone number, address, email address and choice of time. For ticket information, call 860-623-5487.  For tour information, call 860-693-4813.

Saturday, May 21, at 11:30 pm and 2:00 pm, in South Glastonbury, CT. Tours/seminars of a winning net zero energy house. Tickets: $15. Ticket information: 860-623-5487. Tour information: 860-693-4813. Sponsored by PACE:www.pace-cleanenergy.org.
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Shared Solar?

What does “shared solar” look like? Many Connecticut residents cannot have solar power directly.  Sometimes they have too many trees; sometimes the roof isn’t facing the optimal direction, sometimes their neighbor’s trees are blocking the most productive sunlight, or some people live in condos that don’t allow solar panels (hard to believe, eh?) or they live in apartments where the landlord won’t or can’t put them up.  For all these people, that could be 75% of CT, there’s a way to get a share in ‘shared solar.’  Here are a few examples from around the country.

 

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