Great Green Home | Eastford Farm Bungalow by Paul Torcellini

What does a building scientist want in a house when he decides to build his own? “Of course it’s going to be a zero-energy house,” said Paul Torcellini, a principal engineer in the commercial buildings research department at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and professor of sustainability at Eastern Connecticut State University. To help make his dream home a reality, Torcellini followed the criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home program and in the process won a 2016 DOE Housing Innovation Award.

Read more about this home by clicking on the images below.

Project Data:

  • Name: Eastford Farm House
  • Location: Eastford, CT
  • Layout: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 fl + bsmt, 3,597 ft2
  • Climate Zone: IECC 5A, Cold
  • Completion: March 2016
  • Category: Custom for Buyer

Modeled Performance Data:

  • HERS Index: without PV 35, with PV 2
  • Projected Annual Energy Costs: without PV $2,303, with PV $80
  • Projected Annual Energy Cost Savings (vs home built to 2009 IECC): without PV $3,246, with PV $5,469
  • Projected Annual Energy Savings: without PV 17,404 kWh, with PV 29,758 kWh
  • Added Construction Cost: without PV $0, with PV $25,380

The images and information in this gallery were provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. See more great green homes like this one at the DOE Tour of Zero.

Topics: Building Green, GREAT GREEN HOMES

Companies: U.S. Department of Energy

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