Ohio Solar Home Tour Site

5497 Grove Rd

Ohio Solar Home Tour Site

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Our home is a fusion of classic Craftsman Bungalow style and super-insulated, tightly-sealed passive solar design.
ICF foundation R22, SIP 1st floor R38, Stick-built roof R50. Stepped subfloor supporting gypcrete for thermal mass. HERS index:50 Energy Star 5+
Energy windows, doors, and appliances, Aquasafe septic Aeorbic Treatment Unit (ATU) All fluorescent lighting, daylighted closets. 98% efficiency gas furnace and power-vent hot-water. Extremely tight envelope w / ERV for indoor air quality. Rain barrel for garden watering, permeable crushed stone drive.

Directions to Site:
Limited parking on site, drive entrance on hill with no berm. Additional parking on Johns Rd, just S.W. of property.

Estimated Annual Production:
Passive solar is difficult to quantify. On sunny winter days, the furnace doesn't run!

Estimated Utility Savings:
$1400-1500 annual


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