Why Deger Dual Axis Trackers?
Casa Aguila will arguably be the most advanced home ever built in San Diego County, looking to achieve many firsts for our region. It will be San Diego's first Certified Passive House, seek the County's first onsite wastewater treatment permit, seek the County's first permit to utilize all collected rainwater for all indoor water use, and strive for eventual grid-disconnection through utilization of battery power, Solar PV, and a 45-foot wind turbine (the blades alone are 17 feet tall!).
The project is located in Ramona, CA and is named for the Golden Eagles which frequently fly over the property.
Friday, November 6, 2015
Why Deger Dual Axis Trackers?
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
With 9 x 10,000 gallon welded-steel tanks, we have a total of 90,000 gallons of storage capacity. 3-tanks will hold up to 30,000 gallons of rainwater from the roof, and 4-tanks will hold up to 40,000 gallons of stormwater collected from area drains around the grounds of the property. Rainwater from the roof is the primary source for all indoor water use, and stormwater from the site is dedicated to irrigation and fire suppression. One of those four stormwater tanks is dedicated to fire suppression (we are required by the county to have one 10,000 gallon fire suppression tank.)
The rain over the last few days brought us around 2500 gallons of rainwater off of the roof. We estimate that water will provide about 20-days of indoor water use. If we keep getting rains like this in the next month, we should not have to fill the rainwater tanks with any municipal water prior to move-in. Keeping our fingers crossed!
Monday, October 19, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
|Beautiful Eurowest tiling|
|3 of 8 10,000 gallon rainwater storage tanks|
|AGB cofounder Rich Williams and site supervisor Jesse Heilig leading a tour up to the turbine|
|Rich Williams and architect Andrew Wilt discuss the turbine|
|The terraced food forest will be irrigated by blackwater and greywater|
|Rich discusses Phase Change Material with two tour-goers|
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
AGB has two homes on the Tour this year (Casa Aguila in Ramona and the Greisman Residence in Carlsbad), so make sure to say hi to us if you come by! Here's a peek at some of the homes and features below, or view the whole brochure here.
**Please note, there was a last minute change and the Jaska Nolan Residence in Encinitas is no longer on the tour.
Friday, September 4, 2015
|You can see the food forest irrigation system starting to develop! This will be irrigated by San Diego's first residental blackwater recycling system.|
|Not even a 5 ton boulder can get in our way! We've met our fair share of them on this project.|
|Floorboards installed in the living room|
|Say hello to the first of eight 10,000 gallon rain and stormwater collection tanks|
|Two of the storage tanks in the distance|
Thursday, August 27, 2015
There will be TWO opportunities to tour Casa Aguila during Archtoberfest, so come and say hi! Here are the event details:
OCTOBER 4th, 11am - 4pm
GREEN HOMES TOUR
The Green Homes Tour is an annual self-guided tour hosted by the USGBC. Members of our staff will be at Casa Aguila to give tours and discuss features of the home. Registration gives you access to visit any of the homes on the tour. It is $5 for USGBC members and $15 for non-members, and you can register at the link below.
Green Homes Tour registration link: http://www.usgbc-sd.org/event-1797012
OCTOBER 14th, 11am - 8pm
PROJECT PARTNER WORKSHOP
The Project Partner Workshop will consist of 20 minute demonstrations put on by the many project partners of Casa Aguila. Some of these partners include the manufacturers of the solar trackers, wind turbine, energy management software, and many more. Attendees are welcome to come to any or all of the presentations.
Project Partner Workshop event link: http://www.archtoberfest.com/event/san-diegos-most-efficient-home-2/
Please contact Katie Teare at 858.449.5208 if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, August 19, 2015