Net-Zero Living: Two Coastal Connecticut Homes

Exterior of project site
Mystic/Pawcatuck, CT
Friday, August 3, 2018

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

This summer Pro Tour featured two recently constructed single family homes by two different project teams. The event began with an opening presentation where the teams behind each of the homes gave overviews of the design and construction of the projects. Attendees traveled together (by bus) to the two sites. At each site, attendees split into small groups to hear from the experts involved in specific aspects of the project. The event concluded with a reception and a chance for attendees to ask questions.

This event was cohosted by Wyeth Architects and Mercer Bertsche Vernott Architects.

Site 1 Details

  • Units: 1
  • Square Footage: 2,060
  • Type of construction: New
  • HERS score of -22
  • R-45 Walls: 12” Double-stud walls filled with dense pack cellulose
  • 10 kw photovoltaic array offsets 100% of energy demand
  • Project by Mercer Bertsche Vernott Architects

Site 2 Details

  • Units: 1
  • Square Footage: House = 1,850 SF, Studios = 1,100 SF
  • Type of construction: New
  • Anticipated ratings include: PHI, LEED Gold, & Energy Star
  • 24 panel photovoltaic array will offset 100% of onsite energy demand
  • 18” thick exterior double-wall assembly filled with dense pack cellulose
  • Project by Wyeth Architects


12:30 PM

Doors open, registration, networking and coffee

1:00 PM

Welcome by NESEA

1:05 PM

Overview of the projects by the hosts

2:00 PM

Tour of first site begins; attendees rotate through content-specific stations

3:00 PM

Group travels to second project site

3:15 PM

Tour of second site begins; attendees rotate through content-specific stations

4:15 PM

Group Reconvenes back at initial meeting point

4:20 PM

Reception with light refreshments

4:30 PM

Q&A Panel with members of project teams

5:00 PM

Event Concludes


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

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