Geothermal and green residence

3255 Prairie Vista Court

Geothermal and green residence

Geothermal/Ground Heat SiteGreen Building


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The Gaebelein residence is an ENERGY STAR ranch-style home that was built from start to finish incorporating a wide variety of energy-efficient and planet-conscious features.

Key highlights include:
ENERGY STAR 3,200 sq ft ranch with HERS rating of 48; Geothermal system with supplemental resistance heat; Energy Recovery Ventilator; 0.91 energy factor Marathon electric water heater which receives supplemental heat from the Geothermal system; Open cell foam insulation in walls, basement and attic; 1" insulated foam board on outside walls and under basement slab; dual flush pressure assist low-flow toilets; CFLs; Norwalk basement walls; Lo-E4 Andersen casement windows; high-efficiency performance, EPA-certified 77% efficient wood-burning Quadra-Fire; Sun Tunnel skylights, ENERGY STAR bath fans; passive radon control system; Therma-Tru fiberglass exterior doors; ENERGY STAR appliances and ceiling fans.

Estimated Utility Savings:
$3,000 of savings per year. This equates to slightly less than half of what the bill would be in a conventionally built home.


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