|Re: Cost of Building Green & payback when savings||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Robert Heinich (robertenocommons.org)|
|Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 08:26:51 -0700 (PDT)|
>>> Robert Heinich can probably remember the consultant's name.? I believe Jessie is referring to Arnie Katz Advanced Energy Corporation www.advancedenergy.org 909 Capability Drive Suite 2100 Raleigh NC 27606 (919) 857-9000 BTW, here is a link on the economic analysis of geothermal heat pumps: http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/solar.renewables/rea_issues/html/geotsurv.html -Robert Heinich Eno Commons Cohousing www.enocommons.org Durham, NC where we had a herpetologist come out to talk about snakes and on our search to find snakes on our property, we found turtles! (I will post pictures soon. ----- Original Message ----- From: <dahako [at] aol.com> To: <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:15 AM Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Cost of Building Green & payback when savings > > Hi- > > At both Eno Commons and Eastern Village, we employed professionals who gave > us that information based on our site, climate, house design, etc.? (Plus, I > think your HVAC choices may have payback over time based on lower power > bills, but the concept does not apply the same way to counter tops.) > > In both cohousings mentioned, we used geothermal heating/cooling.? Eno > Commons is a mix of single stand-alone homes and paired townhomes.? Each unit > has its own well and its own indoor WaterFurnace heat pump.? The homes are > well insulated, have windows and window films designed to take advantage of > their location on a long southern slope, high thermal mass in the floors and > siding, metal roofs with ventilation that draws from the under-eave soffits > out through a ridge vent, and good thermal isolation between the roof and > indoor ceilings.? Robert Heinich can probably remember the consultant's > name.? He was very helpful, and he has also done work elsewhere in North > Carolina figuring out how to "green" affordable housing for not too much > money.? We paid some attention to indoor air quality (mostly be picking low > off-gassing finishes), but we stuck to mainstream market stuff for the most > part because we wanted to control costs (though green costs are coming down > now).? Oh, and we ultimately picked geothermal not for its energy savings, > but because it meant a much quieter neighborhood, without air conditioning > condensors or heat pumps outside each home. > > Eastern Village is a bunch of condo apartments in a single building.? We have > geothermal here on a shared loop(s?) with each unit having its own heat pump > and controls.? I don't know what brand our units are here, but they are > definitely louder than our Water Furnace was.? Work OK though.? We are LEED > Silver certified, just a couple points off LEED Gold.? We have an extremely > high efficiency hot water system, lots of insulation, fancy windows, low VOC > paint, real linoleum and bamboo flooring, a green roof (with gazebo and > playground), and lots more I can't remember. Our construction advocate (aka > owners' rep) was Stan Serson, and he also handled the set-up for LEED > certification along with my neighbor Kara Strong and the green architecture > team she works with (offices in the commercial side of Eastern Village. > > Jessie Handforth Kome > Eastern Village Cohousing > Silver Spring, Maryland > "Where the flower boxes overflow with blooms and the courtyard is a green > oasis full of kids and cats and neighbors."
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Re: Cost of Building Green & payback when savings dahako, May 30 2007
- Re: Cost of Building Green & payback when savings Robert Heinich, May 31 2007
- Re: Cost of Building Green & payback when savings Sharon Villines, June 1 2007
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