Van Geet Off-Grid Home: An Integrated Approach to Energy Savings

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The Van Geet home near Denver, Colorado, exemplifies the effectiveness of coupling energy conservation measures with renewable energy utilization in a modern residence. The remote location, with no utility connections available, and the owner's interest in renewable energy motivated the ambitious design. This design attracted the interest of the Building America (BA) program and was studied as aresearch home. As a result, the BA program provided energy engineering throughout the design, construction, and performance evaluation phases. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) also recognized the success of this project by awarding it an ASHRAE Technology Award in 2001.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages68
StatePublished - 2004

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-550-32765


  • Building America
  • energy efficient houses
  • off-grid house
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • Van Geet House


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