31 Dec '15, 9pm

Colorado utility pays regenerative Farmhouse owners up to $120 for their solar energy

Colorado utility pays regenerative Farmhouse owners up to $120 for their solar energy

The Farmhouse in Boulder, Colorado is one of the greenest homes I've ever set foot in. It's also beautiful - with a wide open plan and floor-to-ceiling windows that create a strong sense of interconnectedness with the surrounding landscape. Approached by the owners to build a traditional farmhouse with a gentle environmental footprint and a modern aesthetic, Kirsten Snobeck from Rodwin Architecture responded with a regenerative design that produces more energy than it uses. So much energy, in fact, the local utility company forks out up to $120 each month for power pumped back into the grid. A LEED Platinum certified project with a 10.2kW PV system, negative 8 HERS rating and Energy Star v.3.0, the Farmhouse boasts a bevy of impressive sustainability features. Read on to learn more.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/colorado-utility-pays-regenerative-f...

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