The house includes an innovative use of solar, water, and materials.
Super energy efficient appliances cut down on electrical consumption by
On certain days the home will be energy neutral, and can generate enough
electricity to run two average-sized homes. The house used enough
reclaimed and renewable wood to save over 10.5 acres of rain forest.
A system that collects runoff water from the cedar roof fills the water
garden. The system collects enough reusable water to fill the average
size swimming pool every 17 days.
McKinney donated money from the sale of the house to the Crush It
Charity, which builds houses and self-sufficient villages in Haiti.
Sierra Pacific Home and Comfort installed a 12-panel, 2.82 kW residential solar photovoltaic DC system in one hour, fifteen minutes and 48.17 seconds. They used SHARP’s SunSnap™ System, a new power-generating solar appliance with a flexible and scalable design that lets installers save hours over a traditional install, and homeowners to start saving with solar energy.