NESEA Pro Tour: Passive, Net Zero Timberframe Home + Data - Friday, November 18, 1-5 pm

  • 18 Nov 2016
Event Description

NESEA Pro Tour: Passive, Net Zero Timberframe Home + Data
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:30 - 5pm

Lancaster, NH
CEUs: 2.5 AIA LU/HSW, 3.25 BPI, and certificates of participation are available

This event will give attendees a chance to tour a finished Passive House in northern New Hampshire, giving them insights into the building process and the performance data.

This home was designed and built in 2010 to the Passive House standard and was a finalist in the NESEA-sponsored Zero Net Energy Building Award at BuildingEnergy Boston in 2014. Built before cold climate heat pumps were widely available, this house is heated by five 475w electric resistance heaters and a wood stove. Hot water is provided by an 80 ft2 SDHW collector. Rounded out with a 7 kW array on the roof, this house produces on average 4000 kWh more than it uses on a net annual basis. With New Hampshire's new community net metering laws in place, this home sells electricity to its super insulated neighbor. The home is also a producer of energy and it functions with regular wood stove usage which can be troublesome for very tight buildings.

The project team will be able to speak about the full story behind the house: from conception, to execution, to performance data during occupancy. Because the house has been occupied since its construction, attendants also have a chance to see five years’ worth of performance data, hearing from the project team about the way real-world results have compared to projections. This event will conclude the 2016 Pro Tour Series.

Site Features:

Single-Story Cape Style house; 1,674 sq.ft.
Was awarded 2nd place in BuildingEnergy Boston 2014 Zero Net Energy Building Award
Five 475W - Envi electric resistance heat wall mounts
Zehnder Comfo 200 HRV
7.2 kW PV array produces approximately 8000 kWh annually; energy use only 4000 kWh; 200% offset
12" DPC with 2" Polyiso wall assemblies
Other materials include: Eastern White Cedar cladding. Beach flooring. Plaster walls


12:30 PM Doors open, registration, networking and coffee
1:00 PM Welcome by NESEA, overview of the project by the host
1:30 PM Group travels together to project site to begin tour
1:45 PM Guided tour of passive house
3:30 PM Group returns together to meeting point
3:45 PM Reconvene for reception with light refreshments
4:00 PM Presentation / Q & A with project team
5:00 PM Event concludes

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