Farmstead Passive House

While the exterior form of this PHIUS+ certified home in Vermont complements the colonial era site and town history, the detailing and the progressive, contemporary interior add a few modern twists. The house boasts of superior performance with R-60 above-grade walls, an R-87 roof, R-36 basement walls, an R-75 basement slab, triple pane windows, and air leakage of only 0.49ACH50Pa. The active heating is provided by a wood-burning stove and electric radiant floors in the bathrooms. A solar hot water system provides domestic hot water. The home consumes an average of 275kWh of electricity each month, which means that a 3.5kW solar electric system could take the house to net zero.

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