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Solterre Concept House

Solterre Inc.
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http://www.solterre.com/concept-cottage

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jackiejack wrote:
Love this home! Is the exterior wood knotty cedar?
   Comment   January 8, 2014

What Houzz contributors are saying:

The green roof is also an experiment for Corson and Robertson. They wanted to find out what the requirements were for maintaining one. Most people, Corson says, install a green roof to help cool the air around the house and mitigate stormwater runoff. In the middle of a field in Nova Scotia, that’s not necessary. So their roof is half green and half metal; rainwater is collected in a cistern for drinking water and bathing. The four solar thermal panels on the main structure’s roof are for heating water. Basically, sunshine heats a serpentine layout of copper pipe, which heats a closed-loop system of liquid glycol mix (so it won’t freeze), which gets pumped back to a heat exchanger, which transfers the heat to two hot-water tanks. This hot water can be used for bathing or washing clothes and dishes; it can also be pumped into the baseboards of the living room and bedroom for radiant heat. This is especially useful on gray weeks in January when the sun doesn’t enter the home and heat the concrete slab floor. In a pinch, a backup propane boiler can heat the water. Or the couple can use a small woodstove.6 Green-Roof Myths, Busted

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kcossette added this to Canuga Cabain
June 22, 2014
like the green roof idea.. but with desert landscape, if possible on a EPDM rubber roof...
magilojoh added this to magilojoh house ideas
May 11, 2014
More Nova Scotia off grid house
siddiquemotiwala7 added this to siddiquemotiwala7's ideas
April 25, 2014
may be. garden on head
prometheus design workshop added this to 5201 Veronica Street
April 23, 2014
Green Roof
gperrault added this to Le Grand Loup
April 16, 2014
Zéro énergie
easondefa Chen added this to farm
April 16, 2014
green
Muhammad Amer added this to muhammad_amer's ideas
March 25, 2014
Building View
dferber added this to Ideas for next house
March 15, 2014
Cool small house. grass roof not necessary but interesting. Solar panels save energy
kdme55341 added this to kdme55341's Ideas
March 13, 2014
wood storage right outside the door
gerhardv added this to gerhardv's Ideas
February 22, 2014
Eco roof
cambrose added this to mudroom
February 19, 2014
I like the thin slats for a wind screen
tannerallred added this to tannerallred's ideas
February 9, 2014
Horizontal Siding, Opposing diagonal forms, Sloped Roof, Solar Panels
Angela Magon added this to Castle
February 7, 2014
Grey siding
mlarson100 added this to mlarson100's ideas
February 2, 2014
Wood storage
addieo72 added this to Cabin
January 24, 2014
Living roof
Laurel Stratman added this to Exterior Ideas
January 20, 2014
Grass & solar roof
3326 added this to Exterior Ideas
January 16, 2014
grass roof to garage?
mj3754 added this to BOOK 2
January 11, 2014
angels
chichi1997 added this to chichi1997's ideas
January 11, 2014
bella
berryrowell added this to berryrowell's Ideas
January 10, 2014
Nice
cr1116 added this to cr1116's ideas
January 10, 2014
Exterior
lezone added this to Rand General Design
January 9, 2014
Green roof
heldridge added this to Exterior Ideas
January 9, 2014
colors of the outside
martafitzpatrick added this to martafitzpatrick's ideas
January 9, 2014
Materials
anyajg added this to front entry
January 9, 2014
Just like our house
sarawomack added this to sarawomack's Favorites
January 9, 2014
integrate firewood storage into chimney
pvinlo added this to pamvislocky123
January 9, 2014
garden
Kevin Ritchie added this to kevin_ritchie's ideas
January 9, 2014
The green roof is also an experiment for Corson and Robertson. They wanted to find out what the requirements were for maintaining one. Most people, Corson says, install a green roof to help cool the air around the house and mitigate stormwater runoff. In the middle of a field in Nova Scotia, that’s not necessary. So their roof is half green and half metal; rainwater is collected in a cistern for drinking water and bathing. The four solar thermal panels on the main structure’s roof are for heating water. Basically, sunshine heats a serpentine layout of copper pipe, which heats a closed-loop system of liquid glycol mix (so it won’t freeze), which gets pumped back to a heat exchanger, which transfers the heat to two hot-water tanks. This hot water can be used for bathing or washing clothes and dishes; it can also be pumped into the baseboards of the living room and bedroom for radiant heat. This is especially useful on gray weeks in January when the sun doesn’t enter the home and heat the concrete slab floor. In a pinch, a backup propane boiler can heat the water. Or the couple can use a small woodstove.
hardiksoni222469 added this to hardiksoni222469's Ideas
January 9, 2014
Gardening
RE/MAX professionals-The David De Leeuw Team added this to cottage exteriors
January 9, 2014
wood storage
mabbsy added this to garden ideas
January 9, 2014
fascade
4grim added this to Exterior Ideas
January 9, 2014
I like the compartment built in for the fire wood
farmnd added this to Office
January 8, 2014
dionnehunt added this to dionnehunt's ideas
January 8, 2014
House exterior
drewmelb added this to drewmelb's ideas
January 8, 2014
firewood storage outside. possible next to an outdoor fireplace?
catsmeow8 added this to catsmeow8's ideas
January 8, 2014
Wood storage
jensdhoj added this to jensdhoj's ideas
January 8, 2014
textures on the outside of the home
roey72 added this to roey72's Favorites
January 8, 2014
Log storage
athenssteph added this to athenssteph's ideas
January 8, 2014
off grid
aliceinteriors added this to architecture
January 8, 2014
Materials
theridgeway added this to Arch
January 8, 2014
log store
warriorfishing3 added this to warriorfishing3's Ideas
January 8, 2014
Roof
nirta added this to nirta's ideas
January 8, 2014
Gründach
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January 8, 2014
green design
jfwhalen added this to jfwhalen's Ideas
January 8, 2014
Hubvy
AA Design added this to rampantyak's ideas Highland estate
January 8, 2014
Green roof , off grid
ddavidner added this to ddavidner's ideas
January 8, 2014
Metal roof
dougiecraig added this to Cabin Craigleith
January 8, 2014
woodpile and chimney stack
judycarr1 added this to judycarr1's ideas
January 8, 2014
roofs
swi2522 added this to pantry door but with readed blass
January 8, 2014
Chimney wood storage
teschendorf added this to teschendorf's Favorites
January 8, 2014
Timber. Storage idea
Eduardo Castillo added this to castilloreflex
January 8, 2014
ok
ktfrank added this to ktfrank's ideas
January 6, 2014
possible addition architecture
Robert Rogers added this to Fireplace
January 5, 2014
I like the wood storage
olliesmudge added this to house design
December 18, 2013
Send to cristy- grey cladding
acj012 added this to Exterior
December 18, 2013
green roof
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