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June 26, 2012 \ US Green Building Council
Farrar Green Home receives LEED Platinum Certification

March 2012 \ Real Goods Solar
Farrar Green Home is featured Reals Goods Solar Website.

January 26, 2012 \ VGTRK, Rossiya - 2, Moscow TV
Farrar Green Home featured on Russia's equivalent to CNN.
http://vimeo.com/34217098       password: vgtrk

October 11, 2011 \ Garden Life Magazine
The Passion Fruit Flower growing at the Farrar Green Home
is featured

February 27, 2011 \ North County Times
Rain-delayed 'green' home nears completion.       (.pdf)

August 8, 2010 \ North County Times
Roof's Up, Time To Celebrate:       (.pdf)
Couple's 'greenhome' get visitors as construction nears end

June 15, 2010 \ North County Times
Going For The Platinum:       (.pdf)
'Slab Party' held last month at eco-minded dream home

May 23, 2010 \ CW San Diego 6 News
GREEN HOME "SLAB PARTY":       (.flv)
"Slab Party".

April 1, 2010 \ North County Times
CLOSER TO HOME:       (.pdf)
'Green' dream house starts to materialize.

March 1, 2010 \ CABEC Newsletter
Farrar Green Home        (.pdf)        
Energy efficiency is the first essential building block in any green design

October 3, 2009 \ North County Times
Water strike advances dreams of green home builders

June 14, 2009 \ North County Times
Green Dreams        (.pdf)
Couple's custom-built home to meld environmentalism, comfort


June 26, 2012

Farrar Green Home receives LEED Platinum Certification. The home is the greenest of the green!
LEED Platinum

March 2012:

Farrar Green Home is featured by Reals Goods Solar.

February 9, 2012:

Farrar Green Pool complete! Let the swimming begin!

January 26, 2012:

The Farrar Green Home was featured in a TV Program on Russian Television (VGTRK), Television Channel "Rossiya-2" in Moscow. You may need to brush up on your Russian to get the full benefit of the experience!
http://vimeo.com/34217098       password: vgtrk

March 25, 2011:

The Farrar Green Home hosted the California Association of Building Energy Consultants for their regional meeting.

March 22, 2011:

Rhonda presented the Farrar Green Home at the Building Industry Association meeting on Green Building. For more info, click here.

February 27, 2011:

Check out the most recent story written by Bradley Fikes in the North County Times.
Rain-delayed 'green' home nears completion.

August 4, 2010:

SDG&E, AIA Palomar & CSI San Diego present a Green Home Tour at the Farrar Green Home under construction in Escondido. Click here to RSVP.

April 15, 2010:

Mark you calendars for the "Slab Party and Green Open House" on Sunday, May 23rd. To join the fun, RSVP at rsvp@farrargreenhome.org for details and directions.

April 1, 2010:

No it is not an April fool's joke! Check out the most recent story written by Bradley Fikes in the North County Times.
CLOSER TO HOME: 'Green' dream house starts to materialize.

February 12, 2010:

Breaking news - Ground breaking, that is!

Construction began today!!! YAY!

January 27, 2010:

Mission Valley Pools (www.mvpools.com) has been selected to build the Farrar Green Pool. Mission Valley Pools is renowned for their award winning pool designs and their expertise in energy efficient pools. What makes a pool green, you ask? The Farrar Green Pool will be a model of energy efficiency. This green pool will have a Swim Gym, (www.swimgym.com) which provides a current at the push of a button. This allows one to have an infinite lap pool, in a fraction of the space. The smaller pool needs less materials, less heating, and less water. The pool will have a retractable cover that will keep the pool clean and reduce evaporation. And the pool and spa will be heated using the same geothermal heat pump, powered by the solar panels, that will heat and cool the Farrar Green Home!

November 12, 2009:

We have chosen a General Contractor! After considering 35 builders, speaking with 12, and inviting 4 excellent builders to bid on our project, we have selected Phil Gaitaud, Gaitaud Construction (www.gaitaudconst.com).

Phil brings a wealth of experience building beautiful, high quality homes with an emphasis on thoughtful cost management. We are very impressed with Phil's work and the outstanding reviews he has from the homeowners for whom he has built homes.

Two of Phil's current projects are on our street! We are delighted that he is in the neighborhood and expect that this will also reduce the carbon footprint of constructing our home.

October 4, 2009:

North County Times, Bradley Fikes has written an article about finding water and installing the first component of our geothermal system for our green dream home. ENVIRONMENT: Water strike advances dreams of green home builders.

October 1, 2009:

First installation of the new 300ft Kelix Thermocouple™ in So. Cal and one of the first 50 in the US. John Kidwell, inventor of the innovative Kelix product came from Oklahoma to oversee the 300ft ground loop system installed in the 300 ft. vertical hole. Everything went perfectly!

September 28, 2009:

On the 4th day of drilling Tri-County Drilling found water at 650ft!!  It looks like it will be enough water for the planned sustainable farm!  YAY!!

September 24, 2009:

Drilling for well water will begin on September 24th!  Well water is important for the planned sustainable farm.  If there is no water, the hole will be used for a ground source geothermal loop for the home’s heating and cooling system.

September 8, 2009:

Nigel and Rhonda will be the first home in Southern California, and one of the first 50 in the US, to use the new Kelix™ Thermacouple™ Earth Energy System for their geothermal ground loop.  This innovative product provides a significant improvement in heat transfer efficiency compared to traditional ground loops and requires half the drilling depth.


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