Please join us for the fifth year of our free Zero Energy Homes open house tours in Atwood, TN, sponsored by cowanhouse and hosted by James and Jeff Cowan. As part of the American Solar Energy Society’s (ASES) National Solar Tours program, this event offers a huge educational opportunity for anyone interested in high performance homes or sustainable living. Guided tours and detail specification sheets will be provided to attendees. And, if the sun is shining, we should also have solar baked cookies!
Jack W. Cowan, ph 901-829-5062, email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – www.cowanhouse.com
Detail event information below.
TOUR 2 ZERO ENERGY HOMES FREE!
As part of the American Solar Energy Society’s (ASES) 2013 National Solar Tour, we are proud to announce the open houses of 2 Zero Energy Homes(ZEH). Take advantage of this opportunity to tour two different construction approaches to achieve sustainable housing.
Dates & Times: Saturday October 5, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tour 1 – Sponsored by cowanhouse and hosted by James and Reeda Cowan: 1500 Honeysuckle Road, Atwood, TN 38220
Description: Unique opportunity to tour FRZEH (Fat’s and Reeda’s Zero Energy Home) is a utility grid-tied, 6.2kWh PV home participating in TVA’s Green Power Providers program. FRZEH was built with: a super performance building shell, geothermal heat pump (GHP), desuperheater, passive solar design, HEPA filtration with energy recovery ventilation (ERV), heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system located inside conditioned envelope.
Tour 2 – Sponsored by cowanhouse and hosted by Jeff and Karen Cowan: 1220 Honeysuckle Road, Atwood, TN 38220
Description: Completed in spring of 2012, the home of Jeff and Karen Cowan has been named ‘Fort Zero’ because of its stalwart Insulated Concrete Forms(ICF) construction and safe room, participates in TVA’s Green Power Providers program, has 8.6 kWh of photovoltaic(PV)solar panels, a Solar Thermal Water Heating System, geothermal heat pump (GHP) with desuperheater, passive solar design, central vacuum system, HEPA filtration with energy recovery ventilation (ERV), heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system located inside foam encapsulated conditioned attic.
Directions: click on: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1500%20honeysuckle%20road,%20atwood,%20tn%2038220
Or, driving instructions: In Atwood, TN, turn North on Stewart Street off highway U.S. 70/79. Turn left on Honeysuckle Road. The FREZH (Fats and Reeda’s Zero Energy Home) house is the fourth on right. Fort Zero is the second house on right.
For more information, contact: Jack W. Cowan, 901-829-5062 , email@example.com.
About the National Solar Tour:
The ASES National Solar Tour is the world’s largest grassroots solar event. This event offers you the opportunity to tour homes and buildings to see how you can use solar energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies to reduce monthly utility bills and help tackle climate change. More than 165,000 participants will visit some 5,500 buildings in 3,200 communities across North America.
Now in its 18th year, this event is coordinated nationally by the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society in collaboration with dozens of outstanding partner organizations. It takes place annually during the first Saturday in October in conjunction with National Energy Awareness Month. We invite you to join us.
Find other tours: http://www.ases.org/solar-tour/find-a-tour/