"Right Sized" Net Zero House, May 19, 11am - 1:00pm, Higganum, CT

  • 19 May 2018
  • Start time : 11:00 AM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Location : Address will be given once register, Higganum, CT, United States
Event Description

Take an open wall, open house tour of a great net zero home we’re in the midst of building in Higganum. The home achieves high performance and affordability by asking, “how much is enough” and responding with a simple, right sized design that embraces the sun and opens out to its amazing location. You’ll see the features that make this possible and hear the story behind the design, including ideas about what makes any home great and how that can be accomplished. Tours and a talk will take place at the home under construction in Mansfield at 11AM and 1:00PM on Saturday July 8.

• How to construct the super insulated and air sealed building “envelope”
• High performance “net gain” triple glazed european windows and where to locate them
• Small and efficient heating and cooling system
• Constant fresh air system with heat recovery (it captures heat that normal ventilation loses)
• How simple forms and modest space feels big and looks good

• Strategies to design and build a high performance home
• How to set the stage to make smart choices when planning a new home (or remodeling an existing one)
• How to implement today’s most advanced building practices without adding complexity
• Why better comfort, health, durability, and performance need to be baked in, not pasted on
• Why this matters to the world and how our homes shape the future

• Jamie Wolf, Wolfworks designer will explain how it all came together
• Janet Downey, Wolfworks builder will explain how its all put together
• The homeowners will share what they are creating and the experience of planning this project

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