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.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Monday, April 4, 2016
Enjoy tasty appetizers, wine and refreshments while you tour Casa Aguila and its array of green technologies and stylish designs. Casa Aguila, San Diego’s first Certified Passive House, is a case study for energy and water efficiency in a stylish residential design. The home features many innovative systems such as dual-axis solar trackers, a 17-foot wind turbine, a blackwater irrigation system, and will strive for eventual grid-disconnection. Casa Aguila is also seeking rigorous certifications including Passive House, LEED Platinum and Department of Energy Challenge Home.
Alliance Green Builders and manufacturer and industry experts will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss the latest in technologies, products, and designs in the completed home.
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Products and services featured include: AEP Span | Baldwin | Benjamin Moore | Bosch | CertainTeed | Crestron | Cosentino | DCS | Enviro Water Products | Eurowest | Fireclay | FX Luminaire | Hayward Lumber | Hunter Industries | Iris Ceramica | Murus SIPS | One Sphere |Phase Change Energy Solutions | Precis Solar |Prosoco | Sustainability Matters | Thermador | Unilux | Urban Green Energy | Windsun Energy Systems | Zehnder America and more.
For questions about the event, please contact Martin Zapp 949.463.6130, email@example.com
Thursday, February 18, 2016
|View of the 3.2 kW wind turbine from the pool|
|Poured-in-place concrete wall pressed with wood at the entryway to the screened patio|
|Sliding barn door to separate the kitchen from the living room|
|Haiku Big Ass fans|
|Lighting fixture over the dining room table|
|Casa Aguila is a Smart Home, with a Crestron home automation system that monitors all plug loads and electricity generation/usage, and can control temperature and A/V equipment in each individual room|
Friday, January 15, 2016
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!