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Solar and Environmental: Sustainability could simply mean designing a “Not so Big House” to integrating capturing the sun with house orientation and solar collectors to simply using greener and recycled materials.

 


Norwood St. Residence

This house on Norwood Rd., when completed will have installed “air collectors”, hydronic floor heating, hot water solar panel and in the future, tap into the pond just north of the house on the site for geothermal heating. The “air collectors” are panels to be installed flat on the wall on the outside of the house which will have an insulated black lining with glass cover, coupled with an intake at the bottom, and an exhaust at the top to direct the heated air back into the adjacent room. When not in use, the intakes and outtakes are closed with rigid insulation panels.