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Up Hill House

"Up Hill House was designed and built by the homeowners, Larry and Jill Burks, in southern Washington County, New York. It produced more energy than used the first year of occupancy and is on track to do so again this year. Our house is at the heart Read More »
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The Giordano – Smeltz Residence

"If you stop by Spartan and Hannah’s 1500 square foot home on a sunny January afternoon, you will find yourself surrounded by warmth. This isn’t because of a wood stove, or a sophisticated heating system—in fact, you will probably find that t Read More »
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White Claw Farm Net Zero Deep Energy Retrofit

We bought an 1,142 sf one story house with full basement, gutted and superinsulated it, and added 192 sf on piers. The initial blower door test was 3,117 CFM50. Interior finishes were in poor shape; the floor plan was worse. We wanted to fix an exist Read More »
Healthy Home Office and Warehouse

As a homebuilder and home performance contractor, energy efficiency is integral to everything we do. When we needed a new headquarters for Healthy Home Energy & Consulting, we decided to build a net-zero facility that would use no fossil fuels an Read More »
Fink-Simko Zero Net Energy Deep Energy Retrofit

After shivering for 20 winters inside their drafty 1576 sq ft 1945 Garrison Colonial in Melrose, MA, owners David Fink and Barbara Simko requested a MassSave energy audit. The auditor stated that the house would be an excellent candidate for the Nati Read More »
Randich Residence

This home is located in a residential suburban neighborhood in Farmington, CT. The sloped site lent itself to an “upside down” floor plan that locates a main living space and master suite above a lower level with flexible uses and generous daylig Read More »
Roth & White Residence

A resilient Net Zero home built in upstate New York, complete with technical detail. This home is one of nine similar homes constructed between 2013–2014 by Anthony Aebi of Greenhill Contracting, Inc. within The Preserve, the second of his Zero-Net Read More »
Southworth Retirement Residence

In 1986 my brother Harry and I started a building company, Garland Mill Timberframes, at our sawmill in Lancaster, NH.Twenty years later, led by my son Ben, and with energy design help from Marc Rosenbaum, we began working with Jane Bindley to transf Read More »
Transformations – 8 Cavite St

In April of 2009, searching for a way to showcase sustainable housing, the Commonwealth’s MassDevelopment put out a Request For Qualifications for developer/builders to design and build single family and multi-family homes at its Devens, Massachuse Read More »
Transformations – 14 Cavite St

In April of 2009, searching for a way to showcase sustainable housing, the Commonwealth’s MassDevelopment put out a Request For Qualifications for developer/builders to design and build single family and multi-family homes at its Devens, Massachuse Read More »
Plymouth Village Water and Sewer District

Plymouth Village Water and Sewer District’s business office at 227 Old North Main Street, Plymouth, New Hampshire is a 24’ X 60” modular building. The building, originally a modular classroom was moved in two sections to the present location in Read More »
The Davis House

This renovation transformed this building from an energy guzzler to a resilient and healthy spacious 2-family, designed to use less energy than it produces. Careful planning resulted in high efficiency of the building envelop, of the heating, cooling Read More »
Solar Energy House

Our home is a newly constructed single-family residence located in downtown Maynard, Massachusetts. Maynard is a micro urban community west of Boston full of sidewalks, stores, and eateries.  We reside in the house with our two children.As potential Read More »
Butler Residence

Brian Butler and his company Boston Green Building recently retrofitted and remodeled his home in Medford, MA (a continental climate). The house was undertaken as part of a pilot program administered by the regions electric and gas company National G Read More »
Cave Residence

Inspired by issues of global warming, our goal for our new home was to create a comfortable, modern living space that produced more energy than it consumed. We also hoped to produce enough energy to power an electric car to provide the majority of ou Read More »
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