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Spears Solar and Geothermal



OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Marketable-Home

28%

28%

11%

28%

6%

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

GOALS

  • To create a beautiful, functional space with minimal energy consumption and maximum use of renewable energy.
  • To create a lifestyle that operates off-the-grid by reducing energy consumption at home and through transportation needs.
  • The office also increased durability and reduced the potential for rot and bug attack by eliminating the use of wood.
Home built with Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Block.  Pool Heated With Solar Power.

HOME DETAILS

  • Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Climate Zone: Mixed-Humid
  • Type of Project: New Construction
  • Home Completed: 2002
  • Setting: rural
  • Energy Source: - solar - propane - geothermal
  • Layout: Single-Family; 4 bedroom; No garage
  • Lot Size: 6 acre
  • Square Footage: 3
  • Sales Market: Middle-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: Unknown

PRIMARY CONTACT

John Spears, Certified Energy Manager
Sustainable Design Group
- Designer - Homeowner

Website:
Phone: (301) 428-1040
Email: jspears@sustainabledesign.com

Note
(SDG) provides sustainable design consulting services to those who wish to create energy efficient and environmentally responsible projects. SDG specializes in comprehensive energy and environmental master planning for buildings and communities.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

This home and office were designed with innovative heating and cooling components that operate together to achieve maximum energy efficiency for the site.

Natural cedar shake roof and stucco exterior.

The office appears to be the carriage house to the main home.

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