This home was built in 1998 and is located in an energy-planned and environmentally sustainable subdivision, South Sun Estates on the Lake, near Rogers, AR. Since the original construction, some improvements have been made, but basically. This home is passive solar fabricated insulated concrete forms (ICF), tested twice by a HERS rater to measure and make assure the air-tightness of the home.
The utility bill, on average, is $17.99, which is the utility company’s base fee. In the video, most of the energy features are described for further understanding.
The home is planned for aging-in-place, so the homeowners can stay in the home rather than go to live with relatives, or to a nursery home.
The homeowner, Orlo Stitt, wrote the book Holistically Green Living Homes, Eighteen Principles for Designing, Building, and Retrofitting your Energy Efficient Home.
This home was featured at the 2017 American Solar Energy Society Conference.
The home has four bedrooms, a study, and 3 1/2 baths with 3,295 Square feet total. 2,200 on the main floor with 1,095 on the upper floor.
The solar electric system includes batteries and 12.5 kW for solar generation. The owners both drive plug-in-hybrid cars powered mostly by the sun.