Thanks to everyone who joined NESEA for the first event of the 2018 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series, featuring a net-zero-ready home on the Vermont/New Hampshire border. This production-built home is situated in a small development of net-zero-ready houses, all with a focus on affordability and universal design principles.
Attendees of this Pro Tour learned how this land was transformed from the site of a single-family condemned house to the site of 4 combustion-free, net-zero duplex homes. The team behind this infill project detailed the history and lessons learned, offering this as an example for municipalities looking for ways to infill for community, housing, and tax support without extending infrastructure.
This Pro Tour showcased a 101-unit, mid-rise, purpose-built to expand the designated-affordable housing units in the Far Rockaways area of southern Queens in New York City. This project was built to Passive House standards with special attention to resiliency features for extreme weather events.
This Pro Tour featured two very different projects: a new-construction, 8-unit ZNE office building and a single-family DER renovated for energy efficiency and storm resiliency. Attendees heard from the teams behind both projects at this event co-hosted by Alfandre Architecture and Integral Building + Design.
More than 65 attendees joined NESEA for this sold-out 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 shared 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.
This Pro Tour brought participants to southern Maine to tour a recently completed PHIUS-certified high school. The event was hosted by BRIBURN, the architecture firm behind the project. Speakers shared the complexities they navigated while designing this small high school.
Join NESEA for this Pro Tour featuring a wing of a Western-New York high school that has been retrofitted to save energy while better serving the needs of the clients. This event will be hosted by Ashley McGraw Architects and will cover all aspects of the retrofit, including design, materials selection, envelope, and mechanicals.
A comparative tour of two single-family new constructions projects.
This August Pro Tour features two large-scale zero-net energy apartment complexes and will offer attendees the opportunity to see projects of a similar scale in two different stages.
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
- Units: 1 single-family home
- Square Footage: 2,300
- Type of construction: New
- 7kW carport-mounted photovoltaic array will offset 100% of onsite energy demand
- House is entirely wood framed with 12" double-stud 2x4 walls
- Blower door test of less than 0.3 ACH50
Units: Phase 1 includes 120 units of a planned 373 unit project
Square Footage: 105,000
Type of construction: New - still under construction
Project includes community center, management office, & public park
Units are being built with a tight thermal envelope, triple glazed windows, heat recovery systems, & VRF systems