Merrill Smart Home Featured in Northwest Green Home Tour

The latest in green building will be on display as part of Seattle’s Northwest Green Home Tour on Saturday, May 14th. Seattle Solar Installation With Electric Vehicle

This year’s in-person tour will showcase A&R Solar’s T.J. Merrill, and his green new home. Solar? Yup. Battery backup? Yup. Multiple electric vehicles? Got those too. Here’s a list of the home’s features that you might enjoy learning more about:

Smart Energy

  • 20.5kW solar (63 325W Panasonic modules with SolarEdge optimizers)
  • Whole house backup power
  • SolarEdge Energy Hub + LG RESU Battery packs
  • SolarEdge Smart EV charger that can charge from excess solar
  • Tesla Powerwall
  • Leviton Smart Panel with Smart breakers
  • Whole house Surge protection

Electric Vehicles

  • Tesla Model Y
  • Rivian R1T

Smart Water

  • GE Smart whole house water filter with automatic shutoff if leak is detected
  • Rheem heat pump hot water heater (80 gal)
  • 120 gal Emergency water reserve tank

Smart lighting

  • Leviton Decora smart dimmers throughout house


  • Diakin Aurora Heat Pump with 4 zones
  • Broan HRV: Heat Recovery & Ventilation ( with whole house HEPA filter)

Smart Security

  • Abode security system
  • Blink security cameras


  • Lift master smart garage door opener
  • Wifi Smart Dog collar & doors: Dogs can go in and out within scheduled times

Smart Construction

  • Air sealed above code requirements
  • Outsulation in addition to insulation (German House blanket)

The tour is an annual educational event, open to the public, produced by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, that showcases local, sustainable, and green new homes, remodels, and energy retrofits in the Puget Sound area.

This year’s tour will showcase remodels and new builds, backyard cottages, single-family residences, co-housing, and condos, which boast a variety of green building certifications: Passive House, Build Green, and Net Zero. The tour is a free opportunity to see first-hand the many ways that environmentally conscious design and construction can benefit not only the planet as a whole, but your local community, your family, and you!

Get free tickets and check out all of the homes on the tour at 

Northwest Green Home Tour
Saturday, May 14, 2022