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jericho ny: Power from the ground - 05/19/09 10:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oaXQBpnqUw All heating and cooling in the Green Home in Jericho NY will be provided by a geothermal heat pump. Two 260 ft holes are drilled into the ground. Water is pumped up from one and brought into the heat pump. Then it is recycled into the second hole. The holes have a 10 inch diameter. Geothermal works because underground temperatures are relatively stable through the year. A geothermal heat pump extracts ground heat in the winter and exhausts heat back into the ground in the summer. Make sure you sign up for the showcase tours June 27th & 28th from 11am to (0 comments)
The electricity for our green home in Jericho will be generated by these Kyocera KD205GX-LP high efficiency mutilcrystal photovoltaic modules. Total capacity for this home will be 6.5 Kw. If you generate excess capacity you get a credit from the electric company. With CFL and LED lighting and the latest energy star appliances, the electric demands for this home will be low. (0 comments)
Even the garbage is green at the green home in Jericho. This new construction project uses three dumpsters - one for wood products - one for paper and cardboard products and a third for all other garbage. Besides building a green home this builder is recycling his garbage. All useful leftovers from this project are being donated to Habitat for Humanity. Don't forget to sign in for a tour of the home on June 27th or 28th at www.greenshowcaseli.com. (0 comments)
We already showed you how we are keeping heat or cold out of the basement on the inside and outside of the foundation walls. The floor of the basement is the final dimension to be insulated. First the radiant barrier is installed on the ground. On top of that we lay 3 inches of reclaimed foam insulation (R15). Finally we pour 4 to 5 inches of cement which actually makes up the floor. Another tight seal to make sure the heating and cooling requirements of this home are kept to a minimum. (0 comments)
This home will be tight from the outside in. Before the siding is installed a layer of insulation with an R5 value is placed beneath it. This will be a very tight envelope and will squeeze the energy consumption down to the bare minimum. See the video (0 comments)
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