A sunroom with triple-pane windows and heat-absorbing tiles provides a large portion of the heat in David Large’s rural Sequim home, pictured here in 2018. Large’s home is on the American Solar Energy Society’s annual open house tour on Saturday. (File photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

A sunroom with triple-pane windows and heat-absorbing tiles provides a large portion of the heat in David Large’s rural Sequim home, pictured here in 2018. Large’s home is on the American Solar Energy Society’s annual open house tour on Saturday. (File photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim home on solar energy open house

SEQUIM — The nonprofit American Solar Energy Society will host its annual nationwide open house at hundreds of homes and businesses that have incorporated energy efficiency measures and solar power on Saturday.

The only North Olympic Peninsula participant in that 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” meaning that it requires much less power than a conventional home and then uses rooftop solar panels to generate the residual energy required for both house and electric car, according to a press release.

It was designed from the start as an educational facility with extensive monitoring of energy use by various equipment.

David Large, the home’s designer and owner, will conduct tours and discuss options for upgrading the performance of new and existing homes.

Those interested can preview the house at pnwnetzero.com.

For the safety of all, visitors must show proof of full COVID vaccination status and must wear masks when inside.

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

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