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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Solargon Living


I have to say that this is one of my favorite Solargon projects. I love their choices for inside treatments. Can't wait to visit again to see the bath and flooring completed.

  This Solargon 30 has a five star+ rating with a HERS index of 62 .  Similar to how MPG tells you the fuel efficiency of a vehicle, the HERS Index indicates the energy efficiency of a home. Each 1- point decrease in the HERS Index corresponds to a 1% reduction in energy consumption compared to a typical new home. (i.e. a HERS Reference Home with HERS Index of 100).Thus a home with a HERS Index of 90 is 10% more energy efficient than a typical home and a Solargon 30 with a HERS Index of 62 is 38% more energy efficient. The lower the number, the higher the savings for the home owner which equates to a lower cost of  ownership and higher resale value. See Article

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Solargon Living

Master bedroom with loft above. The owners plan to eventually install railings and stairs up to the loft.

The bath is on the north side of the house but receives plenty of light from the 4'x 4' skylight above.

His and her vanity with vaulted ceiling gives this bath a spacious feel. The owners boast that between heat received from the link that attaches the Solargon to the main house and the south facing passive solar windows in the new Solargon, that no additional heating is required. This is remarkable considering that this is January in Colorado. There was a heating system installed for the building but has not been turned on.
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