Merrickville’s Zero Carbon House Tour on Saturday, July 11

It is happening from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Sat., July 11 at 732 Heritage Drive in Merrickville!  Chris will be providing a guided tour every hour on the hour in order to explain all of the house’s features.  You will learn about:

  • Passive design, starting first with very high levels of insulation and air-tightness, and then incorporating passive solar principles;
  • 10 kW grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) system to offset electric car and house consumption;
  • Critical systems backed-up on grid-interactive PV system;
  • 20 kW solar thermal system hot water & space heating;
  • Seasonal thermal energy storage;
  • Radiant floor heating & cooling with ground loop heat exchange;
  • ground loop pre-heating & post-cooling of energy recovery ventilator (ERV);
  • Solar-heated greenhouse;
  • Root cellar; and
  • Rainwater storage and distribution for toilets and garden.

We look forward to seeing you!

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