Posted by:Steve & Janice Kurkoski
By participating in National Grid’s Deep Energy Retrofit pilot program, we will demonstrate that energy efficient retrofits can be done for a reasonable cost (with some sweat equity).
- Steve & Janice Kurkoski
- 881 Wendell Rd., Warwick, MA 01378
- 1,200 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 100% or more of electricity
- 100% or more of hot water
- 100% or more of space heating
- 100% or more of air conditioning
- Deep energy retrofit
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- Energy Efficiency
- January 2012
- Gross Cost of System:
- Value of Rebates:
- Value of Tax Credits:
- Net Cost of System:
- Annual Savings:
- Additional Financial Notes:
- With the 2.45 kW PV system installed in 2006, we hope to be net-0.
- Chris Martin & Bick Corsa
Here are some geeky highlights: Roof: R-61 with 6” of polyisocyanurate rigid foam on exterior and 6”cellulose on interior. Walls: R-45 with 4” of polyisocyanurate rigid foam on exterior and 6" cellulose on interior. Basement walls: R-34 with 2.5” of close-cell spray foam on interior plus 5" cellulose . Basement floor: R-12 with 3” rigid EPS foam under a new concrete slab. Windows: R-5+ Accurate Dorwin triple glazed fiberglass windows and existing window quilts. Doors: R-5 Therma-Tru Fiberglass entry doors and R-4 Pella sliding patio door. Heating and cooling: Fujitsu high efficiency heat pump, with supplemental solar thermal. DHW: Solar thermal drain-back system (next year) with electric back-up. Ventilation: Fantech Heat Recovery Ventilator for balanced ventilation, plus kitchen and bathroom fans.
Increased indoor comfort and air quality, no ants, no radon, no combustion appliances, fossil fuel free, and a nice home to grow old in!
none that we know of... ; )
Open House Info:
From the East – take route 2 West to mile marker 65, just after the “Entering Erving” sign. Turn LEFT at the sign for 2A East and Erving State Forest. Go 50 yards and turn LEFT onto 2A towards Orange. From the West – take route 2 East and take the right fork onto 2A East, about 1⁄2 mile after the Erving Paper Mill. From route 2, go east on 2A for 3⁄4 mile and take your first left onto Mossbrook Rd (Wendell Depot Rd will be on the right). In about 1 mile you will be in Warwick and the road becomes Wendell Rd, At about 2 miles from Rte 2A, the road turns sharply right and then after 1⁄4 mile, sharply left. 881 Wendell Rd. will be on your left immediately after the sharp left turn. Look for the brown mailbox with “Kurkoski” on it. The house, not visible from the road, is up the steep dirt driveway. Come on up! NOTE – there is no cell phone service in Warwick, but folks are very helpful if you get lost.
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