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Living Green Roof with Solar Panels modern exterior

Living Green Roof with Solar Panels

Modern Cape Cod green home earned LEED Gold certification for green features including solar electric, a green roof, and the use of sustainable materials. Construction by Cape Associates. Photos by Michael J Lee. Green architecture by ZeroEnergy Design.

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lmcguyer wrote:
solar electric - Can you please give me more information on the solar electric? Any information would be helpful. Thank you!
   Comment   February 23, 2014
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The solar electric system is set on a flat roof with an angled racking system, and has two rows of panel set behind each other, for a total of approximately 2.5kW. Initial estimates put the production at about on third of the homes requirements, but it has actually been producing closer to half. Also on the roof are 2 solar thermal panels which provide a majority of the domestic hot water for the home.
February 24, 2014 at 7:03am     
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What color is on.. - The fiber cement board?
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For this residence, designers Zero Energy Design incorporated a green roof in a raised section that allows people in the living room and adjacent terrace to experience it at eye level. The hybrid system by LiveRoof uses trays with soil and plants placed side-by-side to give the impression of a seamless extensive green roof. Read more about this house.
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1. Family retreat on Cape Cod. Sustainability was the priority in the design of this home on Cape Cod. The green moves Zero Energy Designs (ZED) came up with include solar panels and this beautiful living roof.
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Green architecture, including a planted roof and solar panels, help this Cape Cod vacation home maintain a small carbon footprint.
What looks like a view across the yard is actually a view across the a living roof! This is so fitting, as one of the original owners was a botanist, and both parents always made sensitive treatment of the environment a top priority.
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Style Secret: Solar PanelsSolar power holds a lot of promise as a clean, renewable energy source, and it's relatively easy to retrofit many homes with roof-mounted solar panels. You'll need to check building codes in your city and the bylaws of your homeowner's association (if you have one); once you've gotten the green light, you'll want to do some research to source the best panels for your house. Also, you'll need a solar power inverter to channel the sun's energy into a form that your home's appliances and other electrical devices can use. Put it into practice: Want to take energy conservation one dramatic step further? Consider a living roof. These beauties have insulation benefits that help to reduce a home's heating and cooling costs significantly — plus, they help to clean polluted air and promote water conservation. Consult a structural engineer and a landscape architect to ensure that your roof can handle the added weight and other considerations.
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Local tax incentives vary by state and municipality. Los Angeles residents can take the ITC, then receive a property tax exemption from the state of California as well as a rebate of $0.12 per kilowatt-hour for 20 years from the city of L.A.It’s worth doing your due diligence to make sure you’re taking advantage of all the financial help that’s available to you.

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Local tax incentives vary by state and municipality. Los Angeles residents can take the ITC, then receive a property tax exemption from the state of California as well as a rebate of $0.12 per kilowatt-hour for 20 years from the city of L.A.
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