|Greg’s NM near net zero remodel — collectors to left.
The house has been foamed and then plastered over the entire exterior.
This project shows that you can live within the limitations of an existing home and still make dramatic reductions in energy use within a reasonable budget.
Greg did most of the work himself, and goes through the details of planning and installing the upgrades.
|The 2000 gallon heat storage tank stores heat for a couple days of cloudy weather.|
Greg used a balanced approach consisting upgrades to the home’s thermal envelope to reduce heat loss, and then the addition of a solar heating system sized to meet the remaining heat loss.
|Four large solar water heating collectors provide space and water heating.|
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