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Mountain View's greenest home

Original post made on Oct 25, 2008

The house at 96 Eldora Drive is so green -- with its special lighting, greywater system and geothermal heating, among other features -- that it has been rated the second-most energy efficient home in the Bay Area.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 3:30 PM

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Posted by Bernie Brightman
a resident of North Whisman
on Oct 25, 2008 at 10:54 am

How much smoke does that wood-burning fireplace put out?

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Posted by Shannon Madison
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 15, 2016 at 4:19 pm

Sorry, I was looking back at this article and only just noticed that Bernie Brightman, a resident of North Whisman had asked on Oct 25, 2008 at 10:54 am
How much smoke does that wood-burning fireplace put out?

It's not wood, it's gas. The fireplace has a combustion box that forces all of the gases through the chimney, while circulating the hot air from around the box into the house. Obviously ;)

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Posted by dc
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Oct 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm

The house has controlled geothermal heating and cooling system for the house's air and water. The house design has a chimney for decoration.

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Posted by Funny story
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 15, 2016 at 11:46 pm

When this house was first built, there were environmentally friendly and energy efficient hybrid cars in the driveway. Photos taken, news and magazine articles were published. Soon after gas guzzling sport cars (porsches) showed up!

Hypocrite, maybe?

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Posted by Solar
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 17, 2016 at 5:49 am

Fun article and congrats on the badge of honor :) I was curious what percent of electricity is generated by the solar? Any kind of storage on site or do you rely on net metering?

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