Pro Tour: 3rd PHIUS-Certified Home in RI

Sketch of Completed House

Event Date: 

Friday, December 2, 2016


Wakefield , RI


Wakefield, RI

CEU Information: 

CEUs: 2.5 AIA LU/HSW, 2.0 BPI, and certificates of participation are available

Construction on this new residence started in spring 2016; the Pro Tour will offer a chance for participants to see the way the project has come together, while the building process is still underway. This home serves as an example of residential construction that strategically employs standard building materials and techniques to meet the passive house standard.

Completed home description:

        • 3,000 square feet
        • Double-stud wall
        • Zipsystem wall air barrier
        • Insulation includes closed-cell foam, dense-pack fiberglass, loose-fill cellulose
        • HERS Index score of 30
        • 21 photo-voltaic panels
        • Sonnen Eco 10 energy storage system
        • 4.75 kbtu/sq ft energy use (Passive House Standard)
        • 3 ductless minisplits
        • Zehnder ERV with preconditioning ground loop
        • Heat pump water heater



12:30 PM

Doors open, registration, networking and coffee

1:00 PM

Welcome by NESEA, overview of the project by the host & homeowner

1:45 PM

Group walks together to to project site

2:00 PM

Tour of home begins; attendees rotate through content-specific stations

3:45 PM

Group Reconvenes & walks meeting point

4:00 PM

Reception with light refreshments

4:15 PM

Q&A Panel

5:00 PM

Event Concludes


For more photos from the construction process, you can visit the blog of homeowner Craig Maynard here.

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