Stories Off the Grid in Colorado

eco built homes by Lindal Cedar Homes and Majestic PeaksIt takes teamwork to build any custom home and even closer coordination for eco built homes that are off the grid, without reliance on public utilities—a green home in the strictest sense. Colorado-based Lindal dealer, Brent Hughes of Majestic Peaks, proved to be an invaluable resource of expertise for the Marciante family, coordinating design, engineering, siting the home properly, and advising on durable, high quality sustainable Lindal materials.

The Marciantes had not planned to be off the electrical grid, but their local utility company said it would cost $32,000 to bring power to the property. The decision to go solar was made, so the Marciante home, barn, and outbuildings are powered completely “off-grid.”

“Without my local dealer, I would not have the house we have. Brent paid attention to detail, listened carefully to what I wanted, and was a great liaison between me and Lindal’s engineers in Seattle.”

Lindal Home Details:

  • Environmentally-intelligent site plan
  • Lindal Classic building system for structural integrity
  • Tight thermal envelope with top-grade polyurethane-sprayed foam insulation and EnergyStar-certified Lindal windows.
  • Lindal Lifetime Structural Warranty
  • Lindal prestained siding
  • Deep overhangs provide sun protection in the summer and more light in the winter
  • 20 photovoltaic solar panels
  • Six 200-pound backup batteries
  • Backup generator with 1,000 pound, in-ground propane tank
  • High-tech energy recovery system, exchanges cold air and removes stale warm air after removing the heat
  • Rinnai tankless water heater
  • Munchkin in-floor heater pumps hot water under the floors
  • Ceramic and engineered hardwood floors
  • 50-year commercial-grade metal roof
  • No trees removed, with the least possible disturbance to the vegetation on site

Read more about eco built homes by Lindal:

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