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  • Baby goats!

    Photo of baby goats
    Photo of baby goats
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  • Our new energy monitor

    Photo of eGauge installed
    Photo of eGauge installed

    The setup

    As you can see in the photo above, we have 2 new eGauges. Each monitors up to 12 circuits, for a total of 24. When you count 2 lines in, solar and several circuits that have double breakers pulling unbalanced loads, that ends up covering 20 individual things we can now monitor. We were previously monitoring only 7 circuits plus solar and power from the utility.

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  • 2014 Zero Net Energy Building Award

    Poster in lobby
    Poster in lobby
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  • We're now Uphillhouse.com

    Less to type, more to love (no more ads).

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  • January performance snapshot

    Living in a super-insulated house, I get very excited when extreme cold weather arrives. It is the only way to see how well the house performs in low temperatures. This January was the coldest month that we’ve lived in the house.

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  • Fourth quarter 2013 performance

    Q4 2013 summary: 10% cooler, 22% more usage and 10% more sun as compared to Q4 2012.

    In Q4 last year our total usage was 1,599 kWh. This year is was 1,957 kWh, a 22% increase. Despite snow covering the collectors for a few days and cloudy weather, we still produced 10% more energy in Q4.

    Overall, here’s how this quarter and the year compare to 2012.

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  • We're net positive for 2013!

    Pie chart of energy usage by circuit 2013
    Pie chart of energy usage by circuit 2013
    Stacked bar chart of energy usage by month 2013
    Stacked bar chart of energy usage by month 2013
    Chart of monthly temperature ranges 2013
    Chart of monthly temperature ranges 2013
    Chart of temperature buckets with ASHP usage overlay 2013
    Chart of temperature buckets with ASHP usage overlay 2013
    Chart of water usage 2013
    Chart of water usage 2013
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  • Our NESEA Zero Net Energy Building Award Submission

    Presentation Board
    Presentation Board

    We submitted our entry materials for the NESEA Zero Net Energy Building Award yesterday. We didn’t quite have a full year’s worth of data for last year’s competition. So we were excited to apply this year. You can find out more about the requirements for the competition on the NESEA site.

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  • Third quarter 2013 performance

    Q3 2013 summary: 36% cooler, 38% more usage and 2% less sun as compared to Q3 2012.

    In Q3 last year our total usage was 927 kWh. This year is was 1,283 kWh, a 38% increase. Although it feels like it had rained a lot more this year then last, we only produced 2% less energy in Q3.

    Overall, here’s how this quarter and the first three quarters compare to 2012.

    Q1-3 comparison
    Q1-3 comparison
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  • 20 Megawatt-hours

    20,000 kWh meter pic
    20,000 kWh meter pic
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