37 Gatchell Way
Epping, NH 03042
|Type of Building||Contemporary|
|Type of Construction||Stick Frame|
|Year of PV installation||2010|
|Brand of Windows||various|
Renewable Energy Features
Geothermal/Ground Source Heat Pump
The target is an energy star rated net-zero home. Initially solar heating will be provided by the large built in front porch and some direct passive gain. A 2.9kw grid-tied PV array has provided all of the household consumption including electric hot water and some of the heating load. The solar domestic hot water collector has been installed and will be used with a separate pre-heat tank. In time the clerestory windows will provide additional heat from finished attic spaces.
Ground-loop sourced geothermal heat pump, energy recovery ventilation, grid-tied solar electric. The sub-floors, most windows, doors and nearly all insulation are recycled, near zero construction scrap, zero generator usage, bamboo floors, R30 recycled foam insulated walls, significant framing lumber savings from 'optimum value engineered' design.
Water-Furnace geothermal heat pump, Evergreen PV, E-Tech hot water heat pump, Lossnay energy recovery ventilator, Ford Festiva and Toyota MR2 EV conversions, GE Elec-trak mower and snow blower, Grundfos variable speed well pump.
Fiber-cement siding, recycled materials, bamboo floors, locally milled ceiling boards.
From Rte 101 Exit 7
- take Rte 125 North for about 1 mile
- left on Rte 27 West for 1.3 miles
- right on Franks Way for 0.3 mile
- right at end (no street signs).
- Go 0.2 mile to end, #37, its pretty obvious on top of the hill!