The Zero House

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA

8,000 sq. ft.
Ken Ronchetti – Designer
Bauer Construction 

This verified Net Zero luxury residence features an 8,000 sq ft. radiant floor heating system.  35 solar collectors, and 2,000 gallons of storage as primary radiant heat source. One of two pools are heated from the excess solar energy. Two ground source geothermal heat pumps backup the radiant system. The project also included a 35kW photovoltaic system, and two drain back solar thermal domestic hot water heating systems. A Tekmar tn4 whole house controls ties into the home automation.

Completed 2008

Services Used

  • Radiant Floor Heating
  • Solar Pool Heating
  • Ground Source Geothermal
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar PV