Maison Sequim on the solar energy open house


A veranda with triple-glazed windows and heat-absorbing tiles provides much of the warmth in David Large’s rural Sequim home, pictured here in 2018. Large’s home is part of the annual Open House tour of the American Solar Energy Society Saturday. (File photo by Keith Thorpe / Olympic Peninsula News Group)

SEQUIM – The nonprofit American Solar Energy Society will host its national open house Saturday at hundreds of homes and businesses that have integrated energy efficiency measures and solar power.

The only North Olympic Peninsula participant on this tour is at 173 Griffith Farm Road in Sequim, which will be open that day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Sequim demonstration house is ‘net zero passive’ which means it requires much less energy than a conventional house and then uses solar panels on the roof to generate the residual energy required for both the house. house and electric car, according to a press release.

It was designed from the start as an educational facility with in-depth monitoring of energy consumption by various equipment.

David Large, the designer and owner of the home, will organize tours and discuss options for improving the performance of new and existing homes.

Those interested can preview the house at

For everyone’s safety, visitors must show proof of their full COVID vaccine status and must wear masks indoors.

A maximum of 10 visitors at a time will be admitted for the tour.


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