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Forest Solar

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm - October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The biggest DIY project of our lives: Find the property, design the house, go through extensive permit process and get it built with much of the work being done by us. Most of the trees that had to be removed for construction were milled locally and used in the house. Sips panel construction provides insulation ratings well above code. Solar in the forest is usually not very effective, but we determined that on an annual basis it would pay for itself in about 10 years and provide an offset to the 20% of our grid electricity that comes from fossil fuel. Early adopter of LED lighting, heat pump and electric vehicle usage. Passive solar design helps on sunny winter days as does the wood stove, in which we burn only locally sourced urban wood. All roofs drain to one downspout which can drain into a 1500-gal underground tank and be used for clothes washing and toilet flushing. 90% of all construction waste was recycled with just one 1200 lb van load going to land fill. Replanting all native vegetation around the house as well as using rain gardens to clean any runoff from hard surfaces. Pervious pavers used extensively to minimize run off. On-site septic treats wastewater.

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Date:
October 2
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
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Organizer

Charles Pomeroy
Email:
charlespomeroy@frontier.com

Other

Sustainable Features
Biomass Utilization, Electric Vehicle(s), Electric Vehicle Charging, Energy Efficiency Upgrades, Energy Star Certification, Gardening/Xeriscaping, Heat Pump(s), Passive Solar, Recycled Building Materials, Solar PV - Rooftop, Water Harvesting
System Size (in kW):
2
Solar Site Type
Home
Organization:
Pomeroy House

Venue

Forest Solar
12020 ne 26th pl
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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