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OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Marketable-Home

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(This house reported 41 resource efficient features.
Percentages above indicate the distribution of features and total 100%)

GOALS

  • To demonstrate a passive solar design that greatly reduces dependency on non-renewable and increases the comfort of the home's occupants can be adapted to virtually any style of home.
The Celebres' French Country Cape style home is spacious yet extremely resource efficient

HOME DETAILS

  • Location: Ringoes, New Jersey
  • Climate Zone: Cold
  • Type of Project: New Construction
  • Home Completed: 2001
  • Setting: rural
  • Energy Source: - solar - wood burning - grid electric - heating oil
  • Layout: Single-Family; 4 bedroom; Attached garage
  • Lot Size: 10 acre
  • Square Footage: 3100
  • Sales Market: Middle-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: $ 117.00

PRIMARY CONTACT

Alice Celebre, Homeowner

- Builder - Designer - Homeowner

Website:
Phone: (908) 788-6864

SPECIAL INFORMATION

The Celebres' French Country Cape style home is a New Jersey Energy Star rated home. The couple uses their ten acre home and organic farm to actively promote sustainable living. They offer home and farm tours, as well as workshops on energy efficiency and ways to make sustainability affordable and comfortable. The produce they grow on their property is sold in town at their health food store: The Basil Bandwagon Natural Market.

Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, designed and built out by Ralph and Alice, is also a member of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association and recipient of the First Hunterdon County Green Development Award. It demonstrates an array of resource efficient and indoor environmental quality features. Store and/or home tours can be arranged by emailing barrelsofsun@earthlink.net.

Photovoltaics, a passive solar design, and a solar hot water system reduce operating costs

The interior of the house gets plenty of sunlight

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