Low energy home-- candidate for Passive House certification

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Quick Facts
Energy Needs Met

100%

or more of electricity

Energy Needs Met

100%

or more of hot water

Energy Needs Met

100%

or more of space heating

Energy Needs Met

100%

or more of air conditioning

What You Need to Know

Description:

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.

Maintenance Requirements:

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.

My Motivation:

Ideal retirement home. Low operating expense, low maintenance, low carbon-footprint. Designed for the next hundred years!

Additional Notes:

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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