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Energy Star

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ENERGY Star

Newton, MA

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.

 
 

 

24
HERS Index Rating

76% More Energy Efficient
than a 2004 Reference Home

TIER III
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.

 
 
 

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