Green Building Tour: Zero Net-Energy, Low Carbon House, Revision Energy and USGBC MA, May 29 (Note date change), Rockport, MA

  • 29 May 2019
  • Start time : 05:30 PM
  • End time : 08:00 PM
  • Event Host : Revision Energy, USGBC MA
  • Event Location : TBA, Rockport, MA, United States
Zero Net-Energy, Low Carbon House, – Rockport, MA
Event Description

Are you interested in building a zero net-energy, low-carbon house?
Join Revision Energy and USGBC MA on a New Home Tour in Rockport, MA!  

Houses are not being built like they used to be. New houses have the capability of having no electric bills, but at the same time being all electric (i.e. use no fossil fuels). Sounds impossible, but it isn’t when using new building products and technologies that improve energy efficiency and that generate their own clean solar power. So if you are interested, be our guest and come on our new home tour to see for yourself.

  • See how a 52 solar panels (16.64kW) solar system was incorporated into the design of a new 3300 square foot house.
  • Learn what “net-metering” and “grid-tied” and various other terms/components of a solar system mean or look like.
  • Learn how all-electric, air-source heat pumps can efficiently both heat and cool your house. What do these systems look like? Are they quiet? Do they really work? What are the design options/limitations?
  • How are houses being insulated to increase energy efficiency?
  • How are energy loads being reduced from lighting and appliances?
  • What is an ERV system and how does it improve indoor air quality?
  • Meet the homeowner and various members of the building team that designed, built or provided building products for the house.

(Note - This tour was originally scheduled for May 4.  USGBC MA apologizes for any inconvenience)

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Revision Energy, USGBC MA
  • Logistics / Parking
    • Parking is limited.  Please carpool - We will be sending out a list of attendees to encourage carpooling with your local neighbors. Address of the home tour will be emailed out to RSVP about a week before. Be sure to RSVP as space is limited for this tour! 
  • Event type
    • Green Building Tour

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