The Solar Loft 1
A prefabricated roof unit that collects and distributes energy from the sun to heat your home.
Super-Efficient Envelope 2
The exterior and walls of the home form a super efficient envelope that can achieve an insulation rating of R-40 or better.
Passive Cooling Strategies 3
Strategically placed windows and embedded operability take advantage of exterior air temperatures to cool the house during the summer.
Batch Solar Hot Water System 4
The sun’s energy is collected to provide free domestic hot water.
Energy Recovery Ventilator 5
The ERV recovers heat and humidity from exhaust air and continually provides fresh air to the house.
Thermal Mass 6
During the day, thermal mass slowly collects energy distributed throughout the house by the solar loft. At night, the stored energy is released providing continuous heat until the sun rises the next day.
Photovoltaic Panels 7
A 3.4 kW solar array provides renewable electricity.
Passive Solar Sun Space 8
The sun space collects and stores heat during the winter and is shaded by trees during the summer.