Westport, CT - Near Net Zero Energy Farmhouse

Built to conform to LEED Gold standards, this house in Westport was featured on the 2014 Green Homes Tour. The owners, a family with children, sought to create an energy-efficient, right-sized home that met their needs on a budget. The design’s farmhouse-like simplicity and clarity of line conceals a series of systems, which make the house as responsive to the environment as is it is respectful of its New England setting.


  • 46-panel 14Kw kW solar PV array
  • HERS Index: 20
  • Geothermal heating and cooling
  • High-performance building envelope
  • Energy Star home
  • Home equipped for owner’s 100% electric vehicle
  • Natural and sustainable building materials
  • Oriented for solar heat gain
  • Configured for optimal natural light
  • Built on compact footprint; right-sized with multi-purpose spaces to meet family’s needs
  • Size of project: 2,700 sq.ft.