Build For AMERICA!
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We have been taking our time getting settled. The first few week we had many meetings learning how to operate the lighting system, pool system, Mechanical system, and even the appliances. For weeks now Southface has been here setting up remote monitoring systems to evaluate all the building techniques and systems we installed. This is all a part of the Build for America program we are participating in for this great adventure we began 11 months ago. They will monitor our electrical usage (since we are all electric), the efficiency of the hot water system while looped into the geothermal system, the insulation techniques, the efficiency of the geo-thermal system for cooling& heating. The electrical system monitor will measure usage effected by the lighting systems, and other energy saving devices. For now our Mechanical room has become occupied by the building ‘scientists’ and their many devices! Hopefully in a year we will have information about how our house performs compared to a typical house of the same size.