Steve Nixon is a project manager at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He had this home built to his specifications in 2012. It has many passive solar features, solar photovoltaics, and a heat recovery ventilator, which are all explained at GreenHomeOfTheMonth.com. Outside, it has a buffalo grass lawn requiring no water or mowing, and drip irrigation for its garden.
The featured “green home of the month” for February is Ron & Gretchen Larson’s solar powered home on Lookout Mountain. Click here to view the 8-minute 45-second video tour of its sustainable features.