Beautiful, Affordable Net Zero Energy Home
Location: Killingly, CT
PACE Net Zero Energy Home
House Tours Beautiful Affordable Net Zero Energy Home
As the overall winner of the 2013 Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge, this house demonstrates how affordable, efficient and comfortable a net zero home can be. At 2,600 square feet, this home is ideal for a small family or retired couple. The features of a high-performance building envelope are on clear display here, including:
• 12-inch thick insulated walls,
• triple-glazed windows,
• good (R70) ceiling insulation,
• an insulated concrete form (ICF) foundation and even
• insulation (R20) below the basement slab.
With such a tight building envelope, net zero energy balance could be achieved through use of heat pumps for heating and cooling, a heat recovery ventilator (HRV), a heat pump hot water heater and a modest solar array on the roof.