2016 Challenge Participant:
Applicants: Jacob Virkler, Terry Virkler
Project Address: 417 Lake Street, Vernon, CT 06066
Bdrms./Sq. Footage: TBD
General project overview:
Modest sized cape style home, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, attached 2 car garage; About 2,400 sq. ft.
Orientation and Envelope: (windows, insulation, framing)
House faces south to take advantage of passive solar heating, and also for optimum exposure of solar array on garage roof.
Double pane windows
Standard framing: 2x6 exterior walls, I-joist floor joists & rafters
Spray foam insulation
Heating, Cooling, and Hot Water:
ClimateMaster 3 ton geothermal heat pump with desuperheater, 80 gallon heat pump electric water heater, Lennox wood-burning insert tied in to ductwork
Nu-Air ES 210 HRV
- Standard 200 Amp service, with generator hookup outlet in garage.
- 7.2kW solar array on garage roof
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