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.
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- 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
Companies: U.S. Department of Energy