What: Tours and seminars will be held for the Westport, Connecticut Passivhaus. The three-story, 3,800-square-foot concrete structure is among the most energy-efficient homes in the United States, and could be the first house in the country to receive a retrofit certification from the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany. Heated primarily by an energy recovery ventilator, solar thermal panels; the heat of the occupants; and the same electronic equipment most of us have in our homes, the owner’s certified Passivhaus home uses 90 percent less energy than a traditional home. The house has 23-inch thick walls, with insulation from recycled glass; triple pane windows; a large solar water tank; incredibly oxygenated air; and radiant floor heating. There is no outside noise. Because of the revolutionary technologies, the house temperature is 73-74 degrees, with relative humidity at 45-50 percent all year. Additional energy-saving features include lighting from LED and compact fluorescent bulbs, plus daylighting; energy-efficient appliances; and no-irrigation landscaping. A Tesla electric car will also be on site.
When: Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm
Where: Westport, CT. Order tickets for more information.
Reservations will be accepted in order of receipt for the November 9 tour, which will be held rain or shine. The non-refundable tickets are $20.00 per person. To order tickets, go online towww.pace-cleanenergy.org and click on Events, indicating the choice of time for the tour/seminar. Tickets may also be ordered by sending $20.00 per person to PACE, Pam McDonald, 995 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT 06070 Include the ticketholder’s name, phone number, address, email address and choice of time. For ticket information, call 860-796-4543. For tour information, call 860-693-4813.