Meister - Christenson Home
Debbie Meister and Gene Christenson - 1312 Portland Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104
This family generates almost 70% of their electricity with a small 2.64 kW grid-tied solar electric PV system on the homes south facing roof. Installed in 2012, they use an eGauge monitoring systems to help analyze their energy use.
They use LED lights, ceiling fans (not air conditioning), and added insulation to make their home more energy efficient. They save water with dual flush toilets.
Located on block north of Summit Avenue between Hamline Avenue and Syndicate Street in St. Paul, they use bicycles as the main mode of transportation for 7 months of the year.
The prairie yard and boulevard are beautiful, pollinator friendly and chemical-free (using integrated pest management techniques). The family can also show you a rain garden, and back yard composting.