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.