ISEA Field Trip to Green House

  • 30 May 2009
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 454 E. 44th St, Chicago IL, 60653


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Join us for a field trip on May 30th as we explore the "Hybrid House", a 2,000sf two-bedroom single-family home! It is specifically designed to be energy efficient, as it approaches zero net energy! If it's green, you can guess that this home will likely have it as it is an excellent example of an intelligent design coupled with a passionate homeowner. The result is a building that matters!

Green features include:

-Passive solar design
-Solar water heating
-4.8 kW solar electric system
-Ground-source heat pump, serving the air floor heating system
-Interior concrete slabs and masonry walls for the thermal mass
-Advanced framing techniques
-Spray foam insulation
-Insulating window structure
-Low-flow plumbing fixtures, including dual-flush toilets
-Low-VOC finishes
-Fluorescent and CFL lighting throughout
-Rain barrels, a rain garden, Energy Star roofing, and   an organic garden

Date: Saturday, May 30th, 2009
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location:454 E. 44th St, Chicago IL, 60653


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