An all-electric home that makes more electricity than it uses open to the public


Lifestyles
Beaverdam Road near the industrial park
105 Creative Cove, Canton
Mark Bondurant
rareearthbldrs@bellsouth.net
283-1444
www.RareEarthBuilders.com
Nov 03, 2012
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A 2,000 sq. ft. all-electric home in Beaverdam Valley that produces more electricity than it uses will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 and Nov. 10.

In addition to producing an excess of electricity, the home's permaculture landscape will, in the future, provide much of the food for its inhabitants.

Energy-saving features of the house include passive solar design, geothermal heating and cooling, LED light fixtures, triple pane German designed windows and exterior doors, a heat pump water heater and low-flow plumbing fixtures.

Other notable features of the house: a main floor slab tinted olive green and studded with recycled glass, a fireman's pole, window seats framed by Moorish arches, and walls plastered in local clay.