Martha's Vineyard Pro Tour

Friday, April 3, 2015

On a warm (ish) day in April, NESEA organized a Pro Tour of two sites designed and built by South Mountain Company and Island Housing Trust, located on Martha's Vineyard MA. The tour showcased healthy, durable, comfortable homes that offer valuable lessons for building high-performance and affordable structures in the 21st century. The tour will concluded with an educational workshop with Matt Coffey, John Abrams and Marc Rosenbaum of South Mountain Company, and Philippe Jordi of Island Housing Trust.

2.5 AIA LU/HSW Provided

Time: 1-5 PM (~11AM - 7PM with ferry travel)

Member registration: $25 | Non-member registration: $35


11:45 AM Board the Steamship Authority Ferry, (departs at noon) from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven
12:45 PM Arrive at Vineyard Haven; bus picks up attendees and brings them to Island Cohousing Common House
1:00 PM Arrive at Common House, check in, welcome by NESEA
1:15 PM Travel to Site 1 
1:30 PM Tour of Site 1
2:15 PM Travel to Site 2 
2:30 PM Tour of Site 2
3:15 PM Walk to Common House
3:30 PM Reception with light refreshments
4:00 PM Workshop with John Abrams, Matt Coffey, Marc Rosenbaum and Philippe Jordi

Site 1 - Affordable High Performance Homes (South Mountain Company and Island Housing Trust)

  • Healthy, comfortable, durable, high efficiency homes

  • An eight home neighborhood for the Island Housing Trust. Seven homes built by South Mountain Company, one by Habitat for Humanity of Martha's Vineyard.

  • Homes are LEED Platinum certified

  • Truly affordable: low maintenance costs coupled with little or no energy costs

  • Photovoltaics make the homes "net zero possible"

  • Tour guides include John Abrams, Matt Coffey, and Philippe Jordi  

Site 2 - M-Line Home (South Mountain Company)

  • Designed to meet specific site and client conditions

  • Main living spaces incorporate universal design considerations for aging in place

  • Integrates natural, nontoxic materials and finishes

  • Provides high performance mechanical ventilation Incorporates a composting toilet system

  • Photovoltaics make the home "net zero possible"

  • Super insulated, air tight building envelope 

  • Tour guides: John Abrams and Matt Coffey


Thanks to our 2015 Pro Tour Series Sponsor!


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