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    Quote Originally Posted by Forfend View Post
    Those are some interesting shingles. You guys are on the forefront with this stuff. Pretty soon you will have a property that uses no "grid" except for maybe internet.
    I would love to do one totally off the grid. Unfortunately choices on this project aren't mine as this is being built for a client. But there are provisions in place to allow for solar panels if the client decides to add them in the future. I also found out they opted to save a little money on a few features and we won't be hitting LEED Platinum, but will probably end up Silver or Gold instead. Still a very green home and something to be proud of.

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    LEED Platinum will be impressive, it's pretty difficult to attain unless the stars line up right. I've been studying on and off to take the AP test, you wouldn't believe how indepth it gets with this stuff.

    I take it you're sourcing as much local material as humanly possible?

    Have you guys looked into the solar roof tiles at all? They are fairly new on the market out here.

    btw, are you guys allowed to be totally "off grid" in the literal sense?

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    Very cool build - keep us updated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    LEED Platinum will be impressive, it's pretty difficult to attain unless the stars line up right. I've been studying on and off to take the AP test, you wouldn't believe how indepth it gets with this stuff.

    I take it you're sourcing as much local material as humanly possible?

    Have you guys looked into the solar roof tiles at all? They are fairly new on the market out here.

    btw, are you guys allowed to be totally "off grid" in the literal sense?
    The LEED AP test is hard, I took it and passed it last spring. We have awesome site selection points on this project, but the client is looking to save money right now and doesn't want to spend any extra for such things as rain water harvesting, or renewable energy sources.

    I'm waiting for the modular home company to send me their marketing packet that outlines in detail all the specifics of what makes this home green, soon as I get it I'll post the details. My company was actually hired by the modular home company to be the local general contractors on this project.

    The solar roof tiles are cool, I have seen them.

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    Justin, great project. Keep us up to date.

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    Just stumbled upon this thread tonight and I am impressed.

    I have a question; I have seen roof tiles that look like those Spanish tile roofs but actual section are solar panels but blend so well into the roof they are hardly detectible unless you really look for them.

    Can you tell me more about them and if your company does such projects?
    I will follow this thread as well as the thread on the green build forum as I am very interested in learning more about these types of construction projects as I want one built form myself one day in the near future.

    Looks good so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Helman View Post
    Just stumbled upon this thread tonight and I am impressed.

    I have a question; I have seen roof tiles that look like those Spanish tile roofs but actual section are solar panels but blend so well into the roof they are hardly detectible unless you really look for them.

    Can you tell me more about them and if your company does such projects?
    I will follow this thread as well as the thread on the green build forum as I am very interested in learning more about these types of construction projects as I want one built form myself one day in the near future.

    Looks good so far!

    I'll keep this thread updated as well. We are expecting to set the house on January 13th.

    I haven't used solar roof shingles yet, but I've been following the new products coming out. There are some really cool ones that actually take the place of asphalt shingles and blend right in.

    I have installed more traditional solar panels and posted a thread on this forum. Check the embedded YouTube video of the electric meter literally running backwards https://www.luxury4play.com/construct...n-w-solar.html

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    Yep.... had to move some snow before we could continue!


    Oh yea... no issues with precast concrete foundation! No worries about freezing! Nice advantage!
    Last edited by Justin D; 01-28-2010 at 05:35 PM.

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    Can't believe I almost forgot to post this video along with the demo pics


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    The home arrived today at 2am this morning. Stay tuned for tomorrow's install.




    Hooking up electric meter with new underground service


    Click Here for a More Detailed Blog
    Last edited by Justin D; 01-28-2010 at 05:35 PM.

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