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Solar and Geothermal Renovation



OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Marketable-Home

22%

11%

6%

22%

28%

11%

(This house reported 18 resource efficient features.
Percentages above indicate the distribution of features and total 100%)

GOALS

  • To increase the energy efficiency of an older home.
  • To reduce this homeowner's reliance on fossil fuels by taking advantage of renewable energy opportunities such as solar and geothermal.
Solar and Geothermal Home

HOME DETAILS

  • Location: Elgin, Illinois
  • Climate Zone: Cold
  • Type of Project: Renovation
  • Home Completed: 2000
  • Setting: urban
  • Energy Source: - solar - grid electric - geothermal
  • Layout: Single-Family; 3 bedroom; Detached garage
  • Lot Size: 7200 sqft
  • Square Footage: 2400
  • Sales Market: Middle-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: Unknown

PRIMARY CONTACT

Dirk Dypold, Manager
Advanced Geothermal Plumbing and Heating L.L.C.
- Builder - Homeowner

Website:
Phone: (847) 695-1657

Note
This company specializes in geothermal radiant and heating systems.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

This renovation turned an older home into an energy efficient structure that uses renewable energy for heating, cooling and hot water. This home proves that geothermal is a reliable option for heating, cooling and hot water since it does not even have a backup electric system. Many original materials were restored during the renovation process and other salvaged materials were used to maintain the character of this old house.

This home has become a demonstration on geothermal energy for local high school science classes. Tours can be arranged by contacting the homeowner using the Primary Contact information given above.

High Efficiency Windows

Radiant Heat in Ceiling

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