Building Green homes services by Scarlett Custom Homes
Hi, I am Mike Scarlett of Scarlett Custom Homes and if you've been thinking about building a home that has less of an impact on the environment or if you have been thinking about building a home that cuts back on your energy bills, either way I can help you. When we design a energy efficient home for you, there are several factors that we are going to take into account. One is going to be the placement of your home in orientation with the sun. Also the window size, the window placement and how we are going to design your.
Roof. When considering heat and airconditioning systems, we can install a variable speed high SEER energy efficient system all the way up to a hitech geothermal system, whether it be vertical or horizontal loop. We are experienced with solar panels, we can put them on your roof, install them so that they are discrete and still function and give you all the energy that you need. Another product that is popular these days is solar hot water heaters. We can place a solar panel up on your roof and a tank down in your home which allows you to take advantage.
Of the warmth from the sun rays. Something that I can do for your custom home is to plan for the future. I can add space to your electrical panel, run some extra condo to it and this allows you to add electrical solar panels in the future. When we complete building your custom home, we'll go back into a blower door test. This allows us to make sure that your home is air tight and doesn't have excess of leaks. The next thing we will do is go through the attic and rest of the home with an infrared.
GivePower Foundation Solar Panels For Schools Without Electricity
A big challenge that the community has is that the kids get taught during the day and in the evening the parents don't get an education because they work during the day they can't learn because there is no light in the school. Particularly for the adults they don't get a time during the day to be able to learn and be able to learn how to read and write. A lot of the seniors want to get educated. A lot of elders within the organization want to get educated. And it's also a nice facility in the evenings for them.
To gather and celebrate. And that's why I think bringing electricity to some of these parts of the world that never had it before is so exciting and meaningful. If you can bring electricity to rural areas, people who are once isolated are less so. And I think that if we can do this right and do this well, I think we can do it over and over and over again and really have a big impact on a lot of people. A school like this just will never get electricity unless you have local generation. It needs to change. We need to create electricity.
At the place where it is needed. We can skip the legacy infrastructure and build out the new infrastructure the smarter and better way. So our mission now is to bring light to this community. In the process we are sort of teaching them the skill, they get to see how we are installing, they are participating. There are some dual benefits there. It's simple to use. We have battery backup for the system and it will create a lot of electricity for them that they can use whenever they need to. The average consumer by them taking advantage.
Of solar through SolarCity they are actually helping this community as well. I think the dream is to create a culture within a company that is all about growing and giving. At SolarCity we grow our business by over one hundred percent annually in an effort to really bring alternative forms of energy to the rest of the country. If we can find a way internally to create a culture that is about growing and giving, we're like, yes, we are growing the business. Yes, we're bringing this technology to different parts of the United States. But then how do.
Vinyl NetZero Solar Decathlon SciArc CalTech DALE House
Today, I'm representing the SciArcCalTech DALE Dynamic Augmented Living Environment our entry into the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition DALE is Dynamic Augmented Living Environment the two modules move, but also the interior reconfigures and so we can keep the house small and condition a very small space and then open up the building to allow California to become our air conditioner during most of the year We have vinyl wrapup basically a PVC wrap that wraps the entire building. It becomes both our roof and our wall structure. All of our indoor and outdoor furniture is made to withstand both indoor and.
Outdoor uses. In thinking about what materials went into DALE we had to obviously consider USER durability, to EASE of construction, to cost. The vinyl was an amazing material for us, we found that we could use in many different things the roofing material becomes the wall material or the exterior cladding material a very important consideration for DALE because it is a moving structure. All of our interior flooring is a soft vinyl easytoclean, soft on the feet for when you're walking through DALE. Very durable. Durability being a Life Cycle Assessment.
Factor because the longer it lasts the less often you have to replace it and, if you have to replace it less, the less it has to be manufactured.and so forth. In terms of Life Cycle Assessment our plumbing is all CPVC, which is long lifetime very low energy use and making it a very good life cycle END End of Life. In thinking through the materials of DALE we really tried to think through how you can make it easiest on the environment. DALE is basically optimize to save energy.
And then. MATERIALLY, we also have a reflective white vinyl exterior that doesn't absorb heat. We have the moving canopies which shade the module also do solar gain on two of the main faces of the building. So, all of that helps us to keep the keep the temperature COOL inside. Because most houses are static they have a HARD line coming in and we had to face the challenge of using a FLEXIBLE line. So, we're using flexible tubing that comes in through our cable carriers as well as well all of our wiring and things water are drawn through the cable carriers. which organize and.
Green Home Remodeling Ideas That Will Save You Money
Green remodeling ideas can save you money and make your home more appealing to buyers when you're ready to sell. Solar panels are expensive to install, but they're worth the investment. According to a 2012 report by the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, homes with solar panels sold for an average of $17,000 more than comparable homes without. Another green idea is composite decking. It's made from a blend of wood waste and plastic and doesn't require the same upkeep as traditional wood decks. According to Remodeling Magazine, the average cost is around $15,000, but expect to recoup more than 60 percent of that when.
Clean Energy Made Easy with SolarCity See How Solar Energy Works
More homeowners have partnered with SolarCity than any other solar provider. In fact, every five minutes someone switches to cleaner, more affordable energy with SolarCity. From the experience of installing tens of thousands of solar systems, our team of clean energy professionals has created the most sophisticated project management system in the industry. We plan and supervise your project to ensure sure your switch to clean power is quick and easy. Our consultants start by using our proprietary software to analyze your current energy bill and recommend a solar plan that will lock in a more affordable energy rate for years.
To come. From the get go you can trust our customer care team to map out your installation, coordinate with all the team members involved and take care of all necessary permits and inspections. You'll even receive a personal SolarCity web portal where you can track project status from your smartphone or computer at any time. One of our site auditors will visit your home to take measurements and gather technical information. They carefully evaluate the specifics of your home to ensure the final product will match your energy and esthetic needs. Our best in class inhouse engineering team will.
Then use that information to custom design your system. We take care to design a system using SolarCity sleep mount that will last for decades to come. Once complete we submit the plans for the local permit and your HOA approvals. SolarCity's team has extensive experience and best practices that we apply towards installing your system. A typical installation takes one to three days. All installers go through rigorous training and background checks and follow procedures and quality requirements that ensure your system will stand the test of time. After the system's installed, we'll schedule inspections with your local building department and implement.
Studentbuilt house, the T90, on its way to Solar Decathlon
Ltmusicgt Professor Matt Lutz Delta T90 is an effort to show that really highperformance solarpowered housing can be widely available. Sean Wynot Pretty much reinventing affordable efficient housing for Vermont. I mean, it's kind of cool and something that you've never really seen before. Brad Paisker How you can use photovoltaic cells to completely power a house, a thousand foot square house, with nothing but the sun. Sean We're probably at 50 percent completion with construction. Katie Anderson The kitchen will wrap around this space, and then right here is the living room with the TV and the couch.
Brad As you walk through more, there will be a skylight up above you, shedding light into this area. Sarah Patrie This is actually one of the rooms I'm designing. This is the. I'm doing the bedroom, so you have one for the kids in here. Matt The students have contributed and really led from the overall concept of the project, what direction we take it in, to finishing, deciding this detail below the window. Sean The sheetrock from our walls are going to turn this corner at a 90 degree angle or.
Just go right under our windows, eliminating all wood finish, so it's a more modern look. gt music Matt Solar Decathlon is an international design competition that challenges universities to design, build, transport to a common site, and then operate under a ten day period these really high performance solar powered houses. Kaylan Aufdermaur So, the first time they will be out there, that's when we set up, so we'll have a crane out there setting the house and doing all the finishing work that we need to to make it competition ready.
Sarah What I'm mostly excited about is seeing the finished product, because we've all like worked so hard. Katie Even just working on the window details, like they're just lines on a piece of paper, but then in real life we can see the different layers that make up. Matt This project has reinforced and taught me the value of experiential learning, about how one learns through using their hands. Sarah I've never done this, like built a house or anything. So, brand new, something good to do, you know Matt The approach that they decided to take was to make a hammer ready project,.
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