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Build It Green! 2008: A Heat Recovery/Exchange and Solar Hot-Water System

A forward-thinking homeowner invests in a highly efficient HVAC system that includes photovoltaics and a noncombustion furnace

Watch homeowner Craig Kelley explain his super-efficient HVAC system, which includes a heat recovery/exchange unit and a dual-sensor (one in the photovoltaics, one in the tank) solar hot-water system. Craig also details the cost of his systems, taking into account substantial state and tax credits, rebates, and Energy Trust incentives, and he speculates how long the "payback" may take.

To learn about the Build It Green! 2008 Homes Tour + Info Fair held in Portland, Ore., and to see more of this house and another on the tour, see Building Green Homes in the Pacific Northwest.

Click on the video links to see more of this house:

 Tour the entry 2:05
 Tour the master bedroom, bath, and loft 2:07
 Tour the main floor 2:04
 The rainwater-harvesting and filtration system 2:02
 

From Fine Homebuilding 199 (Kitchens & Baths)
October 22, 2008


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