甜蜜的家

2021 年全电动奖
Residential Leader

地点: Emerald Hills area of Redwood City

建筑类型: 独户住宅,改造 

地位: 完全的

尺寸: 3,500 square feet

完全的: 2015

Owners: Eric and Diane Sweet

概述

The Sweets have been actively reducing their carbon footprint for about 20 years, starting with retrofitting their diesel car to run on recycled vegetable oil. Ten years ago, they removed the gas meter from their home and made it fully electric.

Since then, they have retrofitted their home to be zero net energy (ZNE). It is very energy efficient and produces energy from both solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems. Not only is the aptly named Sweet Home all-electric and ZNE, but it exclusively uses recycled and sustainable materials and irrigates the landscape through a grey water system that uses their shower and laundry water.

The homeowners run a company, emeraldECO, that specializes in working with homeowners who want to retrofit their homes to be all-electric. Their home proves that they “walk their talk!”

特殊功能

  • 10.5 kW PV system
  • 360 square feet of solar thermal
  • Heat pump system for domestic hot water and space heating
  • Hydronic radiant heating/cooling
  • 电磁炉
  • Insulation in all walls, ceilings and crawl spaces using recycled blue jean material
  • Custom-designed fresh-filtered outside air system
  • EVSE to charge electric vehicles

项目团队

emeraldECO