Public Home Tour

by Jeff on 03/26/2011

in Miscellaneous

The  Eco-Tech Home Tour will be open April 8 – 17, 2011 at 17515 Prairie Sky Way, Edmond, OK (Rose Creek Addition (N May between NW 164th and NW 174th St))

From 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Monday – Friday

From 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturdays & Sundays

The Eco-Tech Home blends modern building techniques with building materials from the past.  All the exterior walls are concrete and inside you’ll find reclaimed wood floors, reclaimed wood stairs, barn wood, 185 feet of 1880’s hand hewn wood beams and the original bar from O’Connell’s Bar & Grill in Norman.  More than 6000 pounds of recycled glass was used to make the home’s countertops.  Most of the cabinets were made by Ohio Amish craftsman.  A 30,000 gallon rain harvest tank supplies the water for irrigation.  A pair of ClimateMaster Tranquility 27 geothermal heat pumps is used for heating and coolIMG_5300ing the more than 6000 square feet of living space.  ClimateMaster will be demonstrating how geothermal energy works.  The home of the future would not be complete without the cars of the future. Cheasapeake Energy will be displaying a residential natural gas fueling station along with a natural gas powered Chevy Tahoe during the entire home tour.   The Oklahoma Chevy Team Dealers  will be displaying a 2011 Chevy Volt during the Eco-Tech Home Tour April 9 – April 13, 2011.  Admission is $9.00 for adults (children under 16 with adults are free) and all proceeds will be donated to pro-literacy organizations throughout Oklahoma. Tickets can be purchased at any OKC Metro Area Westlake Hardware Store or online by pressing the link at the top of this web page.   Here are some of the other features of the home.

– 948 cubic yards of concrete (3,792,000 pounds)

– 82,000 pounds of steel rebar

– 2500 sq. ft. of reclaimed wood floors

– 8000 feet of Ethernet cabling to “automate” the home

– More than 15,000 pounds of scrap material repurposed during the project

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa Baskin March 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Slice Magazine has a nice article about the home and the Eco-Tech Home Tour in the April Issue on page 87. Here’s the link

Monex fraud April 3, 2011 at 6:03 am

..Inadequate insulation is a leading cause of home energy waste as it forces heating and cooling systems to work harder and consume more energy. .Reclaimed wood isnt as easy to come by as conventional options in regular home decor and discount stores.

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