Blogging Natural Home: A Chicago Carbon Neutral House
A renewable energy micro grid makes it possible for this home to be carbon neutral. Natural Home features a new construction house in Lincoln Park that is presented as the city’s first all renewable power home. Its system is hybrid geothermal and solar and was built by David Dwyer of American Renewable Energy.
The energy system provides the large home with forced air space heating, radiant in-floor heating, air conditioning and hot water.
Some details on the geothermal energy system, GeoExchange, from the article:
The home also has a six panel solar set-up which provides hot water and radiant heat to the basement, which augments the geothermal system.