A community-wide wood pellet boiler system and photovoltaics on a farm in an multi-generation neighborhood.
- Nubanusit Neighborhood & Farm Cohousing Community
- Multi-Family Residence
- 7 Callies Cmn, Peterborough, NH 03458
- 46,000 sq ft
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- January 2008
- To heat hot water
- For space heating
- Additional Financial Notes:
- Electricity Use: 17 homes with photovoltaics
- Bruss Construction, Inc.
- Energy Auditors:
Heat Recovery Ventilation A single-family home in our neighborhood has received LEED Platinum certification from the USGBC; all of the buildings are constructed to the same rigorous environmental standards, and use less than half the energy of typical houses. Each structure has a high-performance building envelope; triple-glazed windows; plumbing infrastructure for solar hot water collectors; heat recovery on hot water; fresh-air ventilation with heat recovery; low-flow fixtures; dual-flush toilets; CFL lighting; Energy Star appliances; and natural, nontoxic materials chosen for quality and durability. The entire neighborhood is heated by a central wood-pellet fired heat plant; the pellets are locally-produced. Seventeen of our households use photovoltaic generated electricity (grid tied). Nubanusit Neighborhood & Farm Cohousing consists of 29 environmentally-designed homes; a Common House; professional office space in a renovated historic farmstead; an organic farm; woodlands with walking trails; and a pond for swimming and skating. The pedestrian community (parking on the periphery) is located on four previously-developed acres of a 70+ acre parcel along the Nubanusit River, just over one mile from the town center. A single-family home in the neighborhood has received LEED Platinum certification from the USGBC; all of the buildings are constructed to the same rigorous environmental standards, and use less than half the energy of typical houses. See www.peterboroughcohousing.org.
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
Loose Fill Cellulose Daylighting, Energy Star Appliances, Energy Star rated, FSC Certified Wood, LEED certified, Non-Toxic Products, Radiant floor heating, Recycled Materials, Super Insulated Walls/ Roof
Open House Info:
Go to mapquest.com and put in Steele Rd. Peterborough, NH 03458 or : From the East: At the junction of Routes 101 and 202 (the town's only traffic light ) turn right onto Grove Street. From the West, take a left onto Grove Street from the 101/202 intersection. Follow Grove St. to the "T" intersection, and turn left onto Main Street. Main Street becomes Union Street. Follow Main/Union 1.2 miles from "T" to Steele Road and turn left. Follow the parking signs. From 202 S: Cross 101 at the traffic light onto Grove Street, then follow the directions from Grove Street, above. From 202 N: You will pass several churches. Turn right onto Main Street immediately after the Town Library. Follow Main Street to the stop sign (Town House is on the left) and continue up the hill on Main Street. Main St. becomes Union Street. 1.2 miles from the Town House, turn left onto Steele Road, and follow parking signs. Please watch for parking signs and please heed 'car-free zone' signs. This is a residential neighborhood. The Common House, Governor's House (office space), and a home will be open to the public. Visitors are also welcome to walk along the pedestrian ways throughout the neighborhood and visit our CSA garden.
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