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N2 1908 Zero Energy Home

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FEATURES: Advanced Building Envelope, Electric Vehicle Charging, Indoor Air Quality, Materials Conservation, Solar Power, Urban Farming
CERTIFICATIONS: International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Zero Energy Building

This 1908 Seattle arts and crafts house has been a tour favorite for many years! It has been remodeled to conserve and produce energy with the ultimate goal of net zero. We reached that goal in 2016 certified by the Living Building Challenge, the first remodeled home in Seattle to do so. Additional goals for this all electric home was to increase the size of livable space and to restore our home to its original architecture. We have also installed battery backup on the solar electric system on the garage. If the power goes down we can continue to run critical circuits. We have installed a very extensive rain collection system to water the garden and deliver potable water in an emergency. The home is heated by a heat pump that runs hot water through in floor heating. Domestic hot water is produced by a solar hot water system. Electric vehicles are charged off the solar system and charging stations are made available to the public.

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