EcoHouse on Echo Lake (near Alexandria)
Van and Sue Gooch - 9329 Rachel Shores SW, Farwell, MN
The best of new home construction gives a Home Energy Rating Score (HERS) score of zero to this home, when average new construction scores 100. Incredibly the home makes more energy than it uses! Learn how this is possible at the EcoHouse on the shores of Echo Lake.
The home is compact, age-in-place friendly, and highly insulated. It has double stud walls with thermal bridging, an R60 ceiling, insulated slab, and triple pane windows. Passive solar heating techniques are used to further reduce energy use. In-floor heat powered by a geo-thermal system, all energy star appliances, and a 7.74 kW solar PV system round out the features.
Learn more from the Green Building Advisor about this high-performance energy home at this link.