'Net zero' house open for inspection

Share with others:


Print Email Read Later

A "net zero" house in East Liberty -- one that generates as much energy as its occupants use -- will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next weekend and July 23-24.

The city's first net-zero house was built last year by Sota Construction Services in the Riverside Mews development in the South Side Flats. The 100-year-old house at 710 N. St. Clair St. is the city's first net-zero renovation, gutted and retrofitted with solar panels, radiant heat, heat recovery ventilation and other high-tech gear by West Penn Energy Solutions with East Liberty Development.

Contractors, donors and others will be on hand to answer questions about the house, which is priced at $299,500. Information: www.westpennenergysolutions.com

'Hard to recycle' collection

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Saturday, area residents can dispose of televisions, computers, batteries and other hard-to-recycle item at Pittsburgh Brashear High School in Beechview.

Most items are collected for free -- including televisions and computers. Fees are charged for tires, batteries, fluorescent tubes, CFLs and misc. e-waste/small appliances. The collection is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council. For fees and other information, go to the PRC's Zero Waste Pittsburgh website at www.zerowastepgh.org.



Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here