Battery-Powered, NZE Single-Family Home

Exterior of Project Site
Harvard, MA
Friday, June 1, 2018

CEUs: 3.0 AIA LU/HSW pending; certificates of attendance provided to all attendees

Join NESEA for a Pro Tour of a single-family, net-zero energy home designed to meet ambitious performance metrics and provide safety and resiliency in the event of an extended power outage.  The hosting team from Paul Lukez Architecture will share how innovative technologies and design can be successfully integrated into a compact living model that matches the occupant’s lifestyle while saving – and producing – energy.

The tour will begin with a presentation from the hosts, which will detail the history of the project, from design stategies through the home’s completion and occupancy in December 2017. The design incorporates passive design principles that both produce and save energy at the site. The south-facing wall has expansive windows that flood the interiors with natural light and heat in the winter. Deep roof overhangs shield inner spaces from overexposure and overheating in the summer. An open floor plan and high ceilings enable air flow through the home, providing natural ventilation. In winter, a combination of triple-glazed windows and the insulated walls optimize the maintenance of solar-warmth.

The hosting fir­­m­­­ will be joined by project partners who will speak to specific aspects of their work on this home and the site it occupies.  The event will conclude with a reception and Q&A.

Site Details

  • Units: 1 single family home
  • Square Footage: 2,000
  • Type of construction: New
  • HERS pending: -10 to 10
  • 17.08kW photovoltaic system
  • Surplus energy stored for outages or used to charge vehicles

Schedule

12:30 PM

Doors open, registration, networking and coffee

1:00 PM

Welcome by NESEA

1:10 PM

Overview of the project by the host

2:00 PM

Tour of project begins; attendees rotate through content-specific stations

3:45 PM

Group Reconvenes back at initial meeting point

4:00 PM

Reception with light refreshments

4:15 PM

Q&A Panel with members of project team

5:00 PM

Event Concludes

 

If you have questions about this event, you can contact Florence at fmacgregor@nesea.org or 413-774-6051 x10.

Thank You to the 2018 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series Sponsors

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