Open House to Showcase Carbon-Neutral House in McLean


Oct. 5, 2009
OPA 175/09

News Highlights  

  • One of the first carbon-neutral houses in the U.S. constructed in McLean.
  • Open house ticket sales benefit nonprofit organizations.

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Carbon-Neutral House Showcase
Carbon-Neutral House Showcase
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Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova and Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust invite county residents to an open house featuring one of the first carbon-neutral houses in the U.S. The house, located at 1210 Calder Road, McLean, will be open to the public from Oct. 10 to Oct. 30. Time and ticket information can be found at www.charityworksgreenhouse.com.

The carbon-neutral house reduces its carbon footprint (which measures the impact the house has on the environment) through use of solar panels; low-flow toilets, sinks and showerheads; hardwood floors that are made from reclaimed wood from an old barn; a geo-thermal heating and cooling system; and structurally insulated panels that eliminate gaps in insulation, reducing heating and cooling energy by 40 percent.

The project was developed by WEST*GROUP, GreenSpur, Inc. and CharityWorks.  All proceeds from open house ticket sales will benefit the McLean Project for the Arts, Friendship School, the Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

For more information, contact the Dranesville District Office at 703-356-0551, TTY 711

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