Solargon: conservation of energy through intelligent design and utilization of super efficient building components to create very green cabins and homes.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Stewart Solargon Landscape

"An octagonal house is cheaper to build, allows for additional living space, receives more natural light, is easier to heat, and remains cooler in the summer. These benefits all derive from the geometry of an octagon: the shape encloses space efficiently, minimizing external surface area and consequently heat loss and gain, building costs etc."
I recently visited this project and the owners commented on how cool the building stayed even though their air conditioning has been down for the past couple of weeks. With this being the hottest summer on record it says a lot about the performance of the building and Solargon.

View from the backyard and the lower pond with water falls.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Solargon 30 Underway

The latest Solargon 30 project in Colorado is finally underway.  The owners have designed a Solargon 30-8  (8' walls) with a link to the existing garage. 
Finishing the concrete footers that support the stem walls.
 Pouring the concrete stems wall.
Backfilling and compacting the foundation.
Floor framing
Above is a view from the west of the floor framing with crawl space.

The carpenters have finished the floor system and are ready to set the sill plates. Our Solargon SIPs package will arrive next week for assembly.
 Come back soon to visit the progress. Contact us for info about investing in your super efficient Solargon.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Stewart Solargon Landscape

View from the backyard and the lower pond with water falls.

 Solargon 30 over walkout basement.
The owners have added the spiral staircase which will recieive composite decking.
This is the upper pond which feeds the waterfalls and travels under the link to the lower pond.



Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Solargon 20 Relocated

  This Solargon 20 has a new home in South Park, Colorado near Tarryall Reservoir

Before it found it's new home in Park County it was located at Ellie's Eco Home Store in Boulder, Colorado pictured below.

  It was disassembled after the store closed, stored and then resold.
 The Solargon sits on a full walk out basement on one end, and we plan to frame a
near equal sized addition on the other side of the basement.  (Roughly 19’4” x 19’4”

 We put up the Solargon walls on Saturday, and started the roof panels on Sunday.
We got 4 of the roof panels on, but they are not in their exact places yet. We placed
4 screws in each installed panel to secure them in place, but those screws will need to
come out as we install the remaining panels.

And the fishing around these parts ain't bad.
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