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Jun 27, 2014 9:42:52 AM
Ellis used the short eaves space upstairs to store a single Geyser heat pump water heater. He needed to provide enough capacity for four bathrooms and an outdoor shower. So the two hot water tanks act as storage and are plumbed in line with the Geyser heat pump providing heat for the system. The heat pump runs on standard 110 volt power. As the systems use ambient hot air to heat water, they blow out colder air, cooling the “outdoor” hallway. Also in this space is the 4.5 ton 16 SEER Trane high-efficiency heat pump that conditions living areas.
PROBABLY THE GREENEST way builder Steve Ellis could have used his island property would have been to continue enjoying it as a festive site for bonfires and camping.
Jun 2, 2014 12:26:00 PM
WHEN YOU SEE A TULIKIVI masonry hearth in a custom home, you know you’ve entered a rarefied green home. It’s as revealing as seeing a Rolls Royce parked in a home’s garage (although that sends a very different message). You already know a lot about the owners.
May 22, 2014 5:19:00 PM
“The owner has a fascination with Mexico and Central America,” recalls builder David Kettler. “He started with a little backyard garden area, and really got into it and researched a lot. He had been working on the project for a couple of years, but he had trouble with some of the guys he brought in to do the work. They tended to be a bit unreliable.”
May 14, 2014 10:07:00 AM
ALTHOUGH YOU CAN'T tell from the finished product, this 3,012 sq. ft. home in Livermore, Colorado, has a skin of SIPs, and a HERS rating of 24.