NESEA Green Building Pro Tour: Award Winning Net-Zero Home & Teaching Tool, Friday, August 18, Watertown

  • 18 August 2017
  • Start time : 01:00 PM
  • End time : 05:00 PM
  • Event Location : (address given upon registration), Watertown, CT, United States
NESEA Green Building Pro Tour: Award Winning Net-Zero Home & Teaching Tool, Friday, August 18, Watertown
Event Description

Green Building Pro Tour: Award Winning Net-Zero Home & Teaching Tool
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
Friday, August 18
Watertown, Connecticut

CEUs Pending: 2.5 AIA LU/HSW, 2.0 BPI, and certificates of participation are available

This Pro Tour features an international award-winning, highly efficient home designed to serve as a teaching tool for sustainable building while seamlessly blending into the historic neighborhood that surrounds it. Attendees can expect a close look at the process that made this building a reality, from concept to design to materials selection to performance data.

The Taft House's traditional and historically-appropriate Greek revival exterior shows little of the inner workings that make it an exemplar of sustainable, energy-efficient building technology. This is because the team at Trillium Architects, under the leadership of Elizabeth DiSalvo, created a home that demonstrates that high-performance can be high-design. These intangibles can be traced back to some very tangible design decisions around air-tight, super-insulated envelopes, and careful material and mechanical selections.

The Taft Faculty House has been recognized with the following awards: 2016 Green Buildings Solutions Award, 3rd Place (International); USGBC LEED Home Outstanding Single Family Project, 1st Place (National); U.S.D.O.E. #1 National House of the Year 2015 1st Place (National); CTGBC Award of Honor 20151st Place (CT) ; CT Zero Energy Challenge 3rd Place 2014

Site Details

-3,600 sq.ft.
-24.7kBTU Primary Energy Demand
-PV array generating 200% of onsite energy consumed
-Blower Door rating <0.45 ACH@ 50 Pa
-Double-stud walls; dense-packed blown cellulose (rigid foam & spray foam)
-HERS Index -19

For more information:

  • Agenda
    • 12:30 PM Doors open, registration and networking
      1:00 PM Welcome by NESEA
      1:10 PM Project overview from Trillium Architects
      1:45 PM Travel as a group to Taft Faculty House
      2:00 PM Tour begins: attendees break into groups to rotate through stations
  • Cost
    • Cost: $25 for NESEA Members, $35 for Non-members.
      Registration required.
  • Event type
    • Green Building Tour

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