high performance community home charlotte, vt

site description:

a small rural community development for high performance homes

objective:

This new home was designed to minimize financial as well as environmental costs.  This house was stick built on a frost protected slab, the frost wall and slab have an R value of 32. It features a double stud wall cavity of dense pack cellulose insulation with an R value of 45. The need for storage required that the attic be within the conditioned space, so the roof was structured with 20" parallel cord trusses dense packed with cellulose with an R value of 74.  The house is oriented to maximize solar gain and with its low heat load only requires a single cold climate heat pump for all space heating. The domestic hot water is produced with a heat pump water heater and fresh air delivered with a CERV. The roof mounted PV system enables this home to operate at net zero energy use.

 

elements:

· 7 kW PV system

· energy star - 5+ star rated

· environmentaly respectful materials

·heat pump hot water heater

·cold climate heat pump

·CERV heat recovery ventilation system

 

 

ratings:

5+ ENERGY STAR Rated HERS of 29 and 0 with PV

Efficiency Vermont High Performance Home Program Gold Tier

 

net zero architects, passive house architect, sustainable architecture 

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