Located on a small corner lot, this Newton residence sensitively interlaces interior privacy with openness to the exterior. Utilizing a very compact footprint, a feeling of spaciousness was achieved via a central core element which functions as structure, storage and definer of spaces. The walnut-clad finishes and open circulation offer a nod to mid-century modern designs. All of this is presented together within a super energy efficient package.
HERS Index Rating
76% More Energy Efficient
than a 2004 Reference Home
Energy Star Rating
SUSTAINABLE FEATURES INCLUDE:
Solar Power = electric + hot water.
Constant Fresh Air = passive ventilation + HRV (heat recovery ventilator).
Precise Engineered Mechanical Systems = heating + air-conditioning + duct work sizing.
Energy Efficient Products = appliances + lighting + plumbing.
Durable Materials = lower lifetime maintenance.
Super-Efficient Envelope = super tight construction + effective insulation + high performance windows/doors.
Deconstruction (in-lieu-of demolition/landfill) = harvested materials from existing expired home and donated them for resale, reuse and tax credits.