Dreamswept Mountain Resort is an eco-friendly rustic resort in the mountains north of Kettle Falls, Washington. We use sustainable farming methods, passive geothermal heating techniques and heat recovery ventilation to use less energy, and put on many large events each year.
We have a large barn with room to stable many horses, an indoor work area, outdoor pens, outdoor arenas and tons of pasture.
HEAT RECOVERY VENTILATION SYSTEM
The kitchen bath house is using earth tubes configured in a conterflow heat exchanger pattern for our Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) system. We also have specialty perimeter insulation extending 16 feet out from the building in order to accomplish Passive Annualized Heat Storage (PAHS) in and out of the basement. These energy-saving systems are a fraction of the cost of traditional mechanical systems for standard HVAC system. They are working great and drastically reduce our heating and cooling costs. In addition to these systems, the building itself has much more insulation than typical buildings to further reduce winter heat loss and summer heat gain.
We are using sustainable farming methods to reduce our impact and resources needed. This includes using our organic manure manure to grow our crops instead of using fertilizer.