Pursuing Sustainability and Clean Energy at Earth Tools Inc.
Approaching net-zero electricity with 23 KW solar PV
Energy Efficiency and Conservation
- Increasing attic insulation to R-60 above the office.
- Air sealing around the floor and ceiling perimeter using caulk and spray foam.
- Replacing propane space heaters and window air conditioners with high-efficiency mini-split heat pumps. By replacing propane space heaters with heat pumps our electricity usage has increased, but we’re able to supply the electrical demand with solar energy.
- The Metal Fabrication Shop was built using Structural Insulation Panels (SIPs), which provide a high insulation value and minimize air infiltration. The building is heated and cooled using mini-split heat pumps.
Water and Resource Conservation