The House on Third Street is…..

an extremely energy efficient and healthy demonstration home located in Sandusky, ohio

When you build an energy efficient home….

you are making the decision to reduce your energy costs and live in comfort for the rest of your life

We encourage you to use this site….

as a resource to connect to the information, products and companies you will need to build your home

Subscribe to read our product reviews and ….

learn from our efforts to make our home more and more efficient

We thoroughly enjoy our home…….

and the remarkable year around comfort it provides

We continue to add and develop….

new technology. Soon we will offer workshops for those who would like to learn more

Mark Norman


Designed and built The House on Third Street to promote the use of advanced sustainable building techniques and products. In addition to continuing to develop and add systems to reduce The House on Third Street's energy costs, Mark is a community activist and a self confessed NPR, current events and technology junkie... Read More.

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Our First Megawatt

As of 7-17-15 our solar system produced 1.10 megawatt hours, enough electric to power 36 houses for a day.  It's the equivalent of saving 19 trees a...

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The Energy District

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Tesla’s PowerWall

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A fresh start for Sandusky

A fresh start for Sandusky

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The House on Third Street to go Solar

The House on Third Street to go Solar

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Neighborhood Revitalization

Neighborhood Revitalization

Since Sue and I completed The House on Third Street in 2006, Sandusky neighborhoods have rapidly declined.  The recession has had a devastating impac...

Our First Megawatt

Our First Megawatt

As of 7-17-15 our solar system produced 1.10 megawatt hours, enough electric to power 36 houses for a day.  It's the equivalent of saving 19 trees a...

Think,Talk and Act like a modern city

Think,Talk and Act like a modern city

We’ve all heard people talk about Sandusky’s potential and question why it has failed to realize it.  Two years ago things looked pretty grim.  ...

The Energy District

The Energy District

The Energy District What: New extremely energy efficient 1,600 – 2,000 square foot homes with solar options. Where: The Energy District will...

More Icynene Please

More Icynene Please

Over the last few months we have been prepping for drywall.  We installed hat channel to span across the the steel ceiling joists and support the dr...

We’ve Gone Solar

We’ve Gone Solar

SolarMax Inc. completed The House on Third Street's solar array installation on Saturday May 22nd at approximately 6:30pm.  The 5.6 kw array consists...

Tesla’s PowerWall

Tesla’s PowerWall

Elon Musk introduced Tesla Energy's PowerWall.  The sleek wall mounted battery storage system is designed to storage the energy solar panels produce ...

A fresh start for Sandusky

A fresh start for Sandusky

Politically and administratively, a lot of good things were accomplished over the winter that have laid the ground work for Sandusky's revival, a...

The House on Third Street to go Solar

The House on Third Street to go Solar

By in mid May, The House on Third Street will be powered by photovoltaic solar panels.  We took a lot of things into consideration in making the deci...

Neighborhood Revitalization

Neighborhood Revitalization

Since Sue and I completed The House on Third Street in 2006, Sandusky neighborhoods have rapidly declined.  The recession has had a devastating impac...