DER: Energy Efficiency and Natural Building Materials

project interior
Charlotte, VT
Friday, September 21, 2018

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

Join NESEA for this Pro Tour featuring a DER of a single-family home that was honored this year with a Best of the Best Award for 2018 from Efficiency Vermont.

During this event, the hosts from New Frameworks will detail the process they followed to make this project a reality.  The event will begin with a presentation that tells the story of the original home, the goals of the retrofit, and the steps taken during design and construction. Particular emphasis will be given to the materials selection process: attendees will learn how to select natural building materials, using carbon footprint and human health implications as the primary criteria, without sacrificing energy and budgetary goals.

New Frameworks collaborated with the owners (a climate-change artist and a climate-change scientist) to transform the existing 60s ranch home with stunning views of Lake Champlain into a space that reflects “contemporary pastoralism” and the couple’s sustainability values. The resulting product is a home of artistic, ecological, and performance interest.

Site Details

  • Units: 1 single family
  • Square Footage: 2,538
  • Type of construction: Retrofit
  • Winner of an Efficiency Vermont's 2018 Best of the Best Award
  • Ecological material selection includes lime plaster walls, milk paint, wool insulation, & mushroom foam insulation
  • 7.7 KW roof-mounted photovoltaic array to offset 100% of onsite energy demand

 

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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