26 Sep '13, 9pm

Green blog of interest> Petworth Rowhouse Received a Net-Zero Rating Washington-based buil

The final design went through 15 alterations before the right mix of energy efficiency was settled upon. The east-west position of the house was a hindrance, but the roof was fitted with the maximum number of solar panels that it can hold, which are designed to provide the energy for the entire house. The solar panels were all installed at the maximum 25-degree tilt, since a greater angle would have been a wind hazard. On the final audit, the house received a 0 score on the HERS index. However, the auditor warned that whether the solar panels will produce sufficient energy to keep the house at net-zero will depend on the energy usage habits of the new owner.

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2013/09/petworth-rowhouse-rece...

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