Project Team

Architect

BuildingEnergy 16 Full Conference Green Company Manager Member Pro Tour Committee

BuildingEnergy 16 Full Conference Green Company Manager Member Pro Tour Committee

Mike Duclos is a principal and founder of The DEAP Energy Group, LLC, a consultancy providing a wide variety of Deep Energy Retrofit, Zero Net Energy and Passive House related consulting services. Mike is a HERS Rater with Mass. New Homes with ENERGY STAR program, a Building Science Certified Infrared Thermographer, the Certified Passive House Consultant responsible for the design and certification of the second Passive House in Massachusetts, holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from UMass Lowell, and two patents.

Energy Consultant

Green Company Manager

Green Company Manager

Builder

Ratings, Awards and Recognition

Ratings::

PHA Pre-Certified; Currently undergoing final certification as a Passive House.
LEED Platinum.
Tier III MA New Construction Program

Awards::

In 2016, this building was awarded a $10K grant as a Zero Net Energy Building under the Pathways to Zero Net Energy Program administered under by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (http://www.mass.gov/eea/energy-utilities-clean-tech/energy-efficiency/ze...).

HERS Index::
22

Holland Passive House, located on the eastern shore of Lake Tashmoo on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, is a two story, wood framed, single-family residence designed to be certified to the Passive House Standard. The siting, general layout and orientation of the home have been established to maximize the effect of natural day-lighting and create a sense of privacy from neighboring properties while providing dramatic views to Lake Tashmoo beyond.  The home features natural, low maintenance exterior finishes and contains no combustion equipment. Primary strategies employed to reach ZNEB requirements include load reduction (meeting and exceeding the air-tightness and thermal requirements of the Passive House standard), minimal electrical usage in conjunction with roof mounted PV and solar domestic hot water systems. Large glazed west façade areas provide a spectacular view of Lake Tashmoo, while the covered ‘porch’ areas on the West façade help mitigate unwanted solar gains during the summer months. 

This new residence accommodates an open great room (kitchen, dining room and living room), pantry, laundry room, a family room, and one bedroom with a full bathroom on the first floor. The great room has direct access to the view deck, taking advantage of westerly views of Lake Tashmoo. The family room was designed to function (in the future) as a first floor master bedroom allowing the homeowners to age in place. The second floor includes the primary master suite (bedroom/bathroom) with dramatic south & westerly views, as well as a flexible common space that can be used as an office or guest bedroom with an on-suite bath.

Quick Facts

General

Location Vineyard Haven, MA
Building Type Single-family residence
Project Type Zero Energy
Basis of Performance Claim Modeled
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3.5
Conditioned Floor Area 2,916 sq ft

Energy Summary

Energy Data Type Modeled
Renewable Energy System Type(s) Photovoltaics, Other
Ratings

PHA Pre-Certified; Currently undergoing final certification as a Passive House.
LEED Platinum.
Tier III MA New Construction Program

HERS Index: 22
Annual renewable energy generated 6,200 kWh/year

Envelope and Mechanicals

Subslab assembly

- 4" Reinforced Poured in Place Concrete Slab on Grade
- 10 Mil. Poly Vapor Barrier - Continuous Under Entire Slab & Over FND Wall, Wrapped/Taped Up Exterior Side Wall (All Seams Taped)
- 12" EPS Type II Insulation Under Entire Slab And At All Slab Edges
- Compacted Backfill

Foundation wall assembly

- Damp Proofing to Grade
- 8" Reinforced Poured in Place Concrete Foundation Wall Over Continuous Concrete Footing

Above grade wall assembly

East/West Wall Assembly:
- Yellow Cedar Shingles (Max 5" Exposure)
- 2 Layers Of #15 Felt
- 1/2" 'Zipwall' OSB Sheathing (All Seams & Joints Taped)
- Acoustical Sealant at All Wood to Wood Connections, Typ
- 2x4 Spf (Spruce Pine Fir) Framing Spaced 24" O.C. Filled W/ High Density Closed Cell Spray Foam
Insulation
- 2 1/4" Cavity Filled W/ High Density Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation
- 2x4 Spf (Spruce Pine Fir) Interior Framing Spaced 24" O.C. Filled W/ High Density Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation
- 1/2" Gwb W/ Skim Coat of Plaster, Painted

North/South Wall Assembly:
- Yellow Cedar Shingles (Max 5" Exposure) @ Sidewalls, 1x4 Vertical Yellow Cedar at Window
Groupings, & 1x6 Yellow Cedar Shiplap Siding @ 1st Floor Powder Room - East Wall
- 2 Layers Of #15 Felt (Second Layer Interwoven W/ Shingles Every Six Courses)
- 1/2" 'Zipwall' OSB Sheathing (All Seams & Joints Taped)
- Acoustical Sealant at All Wood to Wood Connections, Typ.
- 2x6 Spf (Spruce Pine Fir) Framing Spaced 24" O.C. W/ 4" High Density Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation & 1 1/2" Dense Pack Cellulose Insulation
- 7 1/4" Cavity Filled W/ Dense Pack Cellulose Insulation
- 2x4 Spf (Spruce Pine Fir) Interior Framing Spaced 24" O.C. Filled W/ Dense Pack Cellulose Insulation
- 1/2" Gwb W/ Skim Coat of Plaster, Painted

Door Assembly

Makrowin MW88 Aluminum Clad Doors with Triple Glazed Low E Climatop Ultra-N Insulated Glass

Air Changes per hour, ACH50 0.35 ACH50