In 2015, The homeowner approached me with sketches of the house he envisioned. He wanted to build a near-net-zero residence for him and his family, using “passive house” principles and techniques The almost 7,000sf house delivers on the owners’ expectations. With a 10.7-kW PV system, the family’s average monthly utility bill is $45, which covers heating, cooling, hot water and all plug loads.
The house’s performance and comfort stems from:
1) A high level on insulation on all 6 sides and
2) meticulous air sealing, 3) high performance triple pane windows and 4) continuous fresh air supply.
This is a very interesting new house I designed in Weston, CT that is currently under construction. It will be a near net-zero energy house. At 3,500SF, the home will have 3-bedrooms with a detached 700SF Art Studio.
It is being constructed using “Insulating Concrete Forms” (ICFs) and features a large glass curtain wall at the Living Room and Master Bedroom the windows will be triple-pane units from Poland. The center of the house will feature a 25 foot high Living Room with a balcony connecting two 2nd Floor. Bedroom wings. The house will be powered by at 14kW PV system.
This is a house I am currently designing and will go into construction in the summer of 2020. It will feature triple-pane tilt-turn windows, high performance insulation, a 10KW PV system and a ducted heat-pump HVAC system.