Low energy home-- candidate for Passive House certification
or more of electricity
or more of hot water
or more of space heating
or more of air conditioning
- Dan & Verne Roy
- Single-Family Residence
- 22 Harbor Ave., Falmouth, MA 02540
- 2,548 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
- Passive house
- Zero net energy
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2013 Host
- Energy Efficiency
- October 2013
- Size of System:
- 6.5 kW
- To generate electricity
- To heat hot water
- For space heating
- For air-conditioning
Professionals & Suppliers
- YARO Windows + Doors
- Daniel Roy Certified Passive House Consultant
- Steve Baczek AIA
- Dunhill Development Corp.
- Energy Auditors:
- JSR Adaptive Energy Solutions LLC
What You Need to Know
Zehnder Energy Recovery Ventilation system with Ground Loop for pre-heat and pre-cool. Minisplit Heat Pump for backup heat/cooling. Insulation: R52 Walls, R92 Ceiling, R48 Floor.
Exterior: A rain screen behind concrete siding and PVC trim is designed to require very little maintenance and stand the test of time.
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
Robust insulation, European triple pane windows and state of the art ventilation system will make this house comfortable, healthy and durable.
Ideal retirement home. Low operating expense, low maintenance, low carbon-footprint. Designed for the next hundred years!
Designed and built to achieve: PHIUS+ certification, DOE Challenge Home and Energy Star for Homes Version 3 standards. Enrolled in the MA Residential New Construction Program and expected to achieve Tier III. (requires that the home be 45% more energy efficient than the 2012 UDRH) Homeowner will receive a significant rebate for building a Tier III home.
Open House Info:
This is a boots on the ground tour. House is under construction and ready for final drywall. Opportunity to see interior construction details. Come find out what makes a Passive House work and why it is the "Gold Standard" in low impact living. Hours 10AM-4PM. Parking on street. Looking forward to seeing you!
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