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Projects: net zero energy

Bevery Hills Luxury Home

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8000 square foot modern architecture by world renowned architect Ricardo Legoretta. Features high ceilings, sharp rectangular lines and an abundance of light. The entire building is heated with embedded radiant hydronic tubing through insulated PEX distribution to manifolds by zone controls with slab sensors and air sensors.

Controlled by the digital energy management system, the unique features of the mechanical system include de-humidification, whole house ventilation with variable speed exhaust fan and filtered outside air make-up. Multiple fan coils provide zone controls with dampers. (more…)

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Should your Next Home be Net Zero Energy?

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An article written by Beth Shady, President and Director of Marketing for SDPM appears in this month’s PhC News and Plumbing Engineer.  Beth interviewed Net Zero Energy expert David Knight of NZEC in Monterey, CA who discusses his theory that homeowners would rather produce their own electricity from solar than buy from the local utility company if the after tax price is the same or less.

Knight believes that the significant reduction in grid tied solar electric systems has made building a net zero energy home more affordable for the average homeowner. To support his theory, Knight created the SPER chart which compares the Solar Provided Electric Rate with the after tax equivalent rate of electricity.

Plumbing & Mechanical

PM Profile: Sunny Forecast For Solar Thermal Market 
by Bob Miodonski
March 1, 2011

"image of Bill Shady on cover of PM News Solar Heating Report"
Solar Heating Report Supplement to PM News
Solar Heating Report The Italian Job
by Kelly Falloon
Spring 2010


Contractor Living Magazine
Climate Right Systems Provides Pre-Assembled Equipment Packages
Jul 1, 2009

Climate Right Systems reviewed by Robert Bean, R.E.T., P.L. (Eng.) in his blog, Journal of Indoor Environmental Quality.

 

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