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Beautiful Energy-Efficient Home with Wind Turbine on Avon Mountain

Beautiful Energy-Efficient Home with Wind Turbine on Avon Mountain

Location: Avon, CT

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House Tours Bernie Zahren Home
House Tours Bernie Zahren Home

In June of 2010, Clean energy investor Bernie Zahren opened his innovative and striking home to PACE tourgoers. This house, with spectacular views west off Avon Mountain near Talcott Mountain Science Center, was designed to be extremely energy efficient and powered by renewables.

Noteworthy is the 100’ tower with a 15 kW wind turbine spinning on top. Domestic hot water is powered by the sun and heating and cooling comes from ground-source (i.e., geothermal) heat pumps. The owner, designer and builders took special care to use sustainable building materials and recycle all construction waste.

Bruce Lambert
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