Net-Zero Boulder Home for Two Attorneys Produces 140% of the Energy it Needs

July 10, 2014 by  
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This net-zero home designed for two Boulder, CO environmental attorneys by HMH Architecture & Interiors is built with sustainable materials throughout. The window design optimizes the amount of sunlight that comes in to keep the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, while a 10kW rooftop solar array and hot water solar system produces 140 percent of the home’s energy every year. The excess power is sold back to Xcel Energy , which will eventually help pay off the initial investment. A beautiful showcase of cutting edge solar technology and green materials, the home is warm and livable – an essential component of this impressive design. + HMH Architecture & Interiors The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: boulder , colorado , Colorado green design , Daylighting , green homes in Boulder , green materials , HMH Architecture & Interiors , home produces 140% power , Net-Zero Boulder Home , Solar Power , xcel energy

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6 Ways to Add Passive Solar Features to Your Home

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Sick of solar panels and wind turbines being expensive because of all those fossil fuel subsidies ? Looking for a way to reduce that electric bill, lower your carbon footprint, and show off to your neighbors ? The good news is that you don’t have to build a brand new home in order to reap the benefits of sustainable building techniques. Here are 6 ways to passively solarize your current home so you can slash  electricity costs, cut emissions, and impress your friends with science . Read the rest of 6 Ways to Add Passive Solar Features to Your Home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air conditioning , Animals , bath , bath time , Biodiversity , birds , building , climate , Climate Change , cloud-gazing , creative , deciduous trees , Design , earth , eco-friendly , ECO:nomics , economy , Electricity , emissions , energy efficient , Environment , Environmentally Friendly , evergreens , Fossil Free , fossil fuels , Garage , green , green lighting , housing , impress , insulate , keep warm , moon , mosquitos , mud brick , neighbors , Passive , passive solar , porch , porches , preservation , prevailing winds , relax , relaxation , retrofitting , saving money , science , shade , shady trees , skylights , solar , solar architecture , stay cool , suburban , summer , sun , sun pattern , Sustainability , Sustainable , thermal , tiles , windows , winds , windy , winter

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