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might be a concern for us because we are working with an older and leakier house.
might be a concern for us because we are working with an older and leakier house.
could reduce our energy use by 10-40 percent, depending on how windy it is in our area and how much draft gets in.
could reduce our energy use by 10-40 percent, depending on how windy it is in our area and how much draft gets in.
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====Solar Landscaping====
trees can assist in cooling by the shade they produce and by the process of evapotranspiration
trees can assist in cooling by the shade they produce and by the process of evapotranspiration
deciduous treeson east and west sides of the house only in areas that are more than 60 degrees e or w of due south from the house. Don't place on south side where winter sun will be blocked from providing energy (even bare branches can block a lot of sunlight).
deciduous treeson east and west sides of the house only in areas that are more than 60 degrees e or w of due south from the house. Don't place on south side where winter sun will be blocked from providing energy (even bare branches can block a lot of sunlight).
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Dean Hill, ASLA<br>
Dean Hill, ASLA<br>
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Phone:513-398-5753<br>
Fax: 513-398-6015<br>
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Garden Center: 2055 US Route 42<br>
Garden Center: 2055 US Route 42<br>
Lebanon, OH 45036<br>
Lebanon, OH 45036<br>
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* [[http://www.clearcreekcoop.org/ Clear Creek Food Cooperative]]
* [[http://www.clearcreekcoop.org/ Clear Creek Food Cooperative]]
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Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis, IN
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Harmon's a-1 Used Appliances & New & Used Furniture<br>
Harmon's a-1 Used Appliances & New & Used Furniture<br>
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Richmond, IN 47374
Richmond, IN 47374
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http://www.nuvo.net/archive/2005/04/20/recycling_made_simple.html <br>
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==Map of Indiana:==<br>
http://www.learnaboutmovieposters.com/NewSite/INDEX/COUNTRIES/US/indiana-map.jpg
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Revision as of 03:10, 18 January 2006

CEC Demo House

Contents

Energy Use Monitioring

This is what we need to do to monitor our power use.

Monitoring Hardware

Whole House

Outlet Devices

Cool Product Sites

http://www.strawsticksandbricks.com/ http://www.thriftyplanet.com/

Home Design Ideas

Landscaping

General Landscaping

kentucky bluegrass-conventional, need lots of water and chemicals to thrive in our area "xeriscaping": landscaping that minimizes water demand -->proper soil prep, drought-tolerant plants, rainwater harvesting, mulching. Costs half as much as standard landscaped yards.

native species: beech tree http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/rdsduse/in.htm talk to stephanie about this

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/07225.html

http://www.bobvila.com/ArticleLibrary/Subject/Energy_Efficiency/PlantSun.html

Wind Landscaping

might be a concern for us because we are working with an older and leakier house. could reduce our energy use by 10-40 percent, depending on how windy it is in our area and how much draft gets in. -most effective windbreaks are trees or shrubs with low crowns and dense foliage -where to place them? -page 180 has placement of trees around hypothetical house evergreens for wind, deciduous for sun we want the evergreen upwind from house. rows of trees, one or more The optimum distance for reducing wind velocity is about one to three times tree height. http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/07225.html

Solar Landscaping

trees can assist in cooling by the shade they produce and by the process of evapotranspiration deciduous treeson east and west sides of the house only in areas that are more than 60 degrees e or w of due south from the house. Don't place on south side where winter sun will be blocked from providing energy (even bare branches can block a lot of sunlight).

what is our "solar window"?-how much sunlight do we get per day based on our placement? http://oikos.com/library/energy_outlet/landscaping.html http://oikos.com/ http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/07831.html

we need to think about how much space we have above and below ground for the vegetation to grow--tree roots can be very wide spread

vines on an arbor is another idea that could be cool solar screens awnings

Local Native Plant Suppliers

Dean Hill, ASLA
9677 Amber Glow Court
Fishers, IN 46038
Tel. 317-577-1360
(Registered Landscape Architect; services include residential / commercial landscape architecture design and habitat restoration)

C. M. Hobbs & Sons, Inc.
P.O. Box 31227
Indianapolis, IN 46321-0227
Tel. 317-247-4478
Fax: 317-241-9253
(Percentage of product that is native plant material: 15%
Product includes trees& shrubs; catalog available)

Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse of the Indianapolis Museum of Art
1200 W. 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Tel. 317-920-2652
Fax: 317-920-2672
(retail nursery; native and non-native plants available; many native species may be viewed growing on the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art)

Mark M. Holeman, Inc.
7871 Hague Road
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Tel. 317-849-3120
Fax: 317-578-0439
mmholeman@aol.com
(Percentage of product that is native plant material: 20%
retail nursery; product includes prairie, woodland, wetland plants, native grasses, trees & shrubs;services include residential and commercial landscape design)

Marvin's Organic Gardens
Main Office: 3989 US Route 42
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Phone:513-398-5753
Fax: 513-398-6015
Garden Center: 2055 US Route 42
Lebanon, OH 45036
Phone: 513-932-3319
http://www.marvinsorganicgardens.com
(Marvin's Organic Gardens is a full service nursery, landscape design company and garden center located 25 miles north of downtown Cincinnati, in Lebanon, Ohio. Organic, natural and safe gardening practices are the heart of our company. Our goal is to provide plant material that is garden worthy, tough and durable, and not over-used. High percentage of native plant material with some plants available that are not available elsewhere.)

Mary's Plant Farm
2410 Lanes Mill Road
Hamilton, OH 45013-9181
Tel. 513-894-0022
Fax: 513-892-2053
sales@Marysplantfarm.com
http://www.Marysplantfarm.com/
(Percentage of product that is native plant material: 80%
retail nursery; product includes prairie, woodland, wetland plants, native grasses, trees & shrubs; mail order catalog available)


Spence Restoration Nursery
2220 E. Fuson Road
P.O. Box 546
Muncie IN 47308
Tel. 765-286-7154
Fax: 765-286-0264
native@iquest.net
http://www.spencenursery.com
(Percentage of product that is native plant material: 100%
wholesale / retail nursery; product includes prairie, woodland, wetland plants and native grasses; floral inventories, retention basin / pond planting and design)

Springbrook Farms
7300 W. 88th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Tel. 317-873-4300
Fax: 317-873-4596
(woodland perennial gardens; some native species)


Local Resources

Local Food Suppliers

Oxford Natural Foods
(on 9th st.)
Richmond, IN

Elkhorn Farms
6451 Greenmount Pike
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 966-0097

Nature's Nook
1601 Chester Blvd.
Richmond, IN

http://www.tpforganics.com/index.htm
(Organic dairy farm in Zionsville, IN)

Good Earth Natural Foods
6350 Guilford Ave (at Broadripple Ave)
Indianapolis, IN

Wild Oats
1300 E. 86th St
Indianapolis, IN

Local Furniture Suppliers

Harmon's a-1 Used Appliances & New & Used Furniture
(on W Main between 2nd and 3rd)

http://www.mountainlumber.com/index.html
(not local, but reclaims old wood from buildings)

Gloria's Used Furniture
2440 Lafayette Rd Ste 2
Indianapolis, IN 46222

Salvation Army The Citadel Corp
Po Box 1485
Richmond, IN 47375

Goodwill Industries Of Central In
3791 National Rd E
Richmond, IN 47374

Living Green

http://www.nuvo.net/archive/2005/04/20/recycling_made_simple.html
(information about recycling in Indiana)

http://www.coopamerica.org/programs/livinggreen/
(great website with lots of information including info. about green household products such as detergents and cleaning supplies)


==Map of Indiana:==
http://www.learnaboutmovieposters.com/NewSite/INDEX/COUNTRIES/US/indiana-map.jpg

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