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Passive House Retreat

WINNER
- AIA/BSA Design Award 2012
- 2012 EcoHome Design Award
- PRISM 2013 Award

This LEED Gold certified vacation residence located in a beautiful ocean community on the New England coast features high performance and creative use of space in a small package. ZED designed the simple, gable-roofed structure and proposed the Passive House standard. The resulting home consumes only one-tenth of the energy for heating compared to a similar new home built only to code requirements.

Architecture | ZeroEnergy Design
Construction | Aedi Construction
Photos | Greg Premru Photography
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April 18, 2014
Debbie Born wrote:
please provide total inside design plans for this house.
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Happy to have a simple discussion about your project goals and share lots of information.
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Well done balancing contemporary styling and New England architecture. Love it. So often modern designs forget their surroundings.... Let me know if I can help with the siding/decking.
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October 4, 2013
Johanna Wise_Segatti wrote:
What kind of siding is this?
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natural cedar clapboards....
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September 11, 2013
Jasmine Calleja wrote:
Love it! What year was this house designed/built?
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Designed in 2010, Built between 2010/2011, LEED Gold certification finalized December 2011.
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Awesome! Thanks a lot for that, ZeroEnergy Design. I really appreciate that you took the time to reply to me!
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October 29, 2012
jessicabhill wrote:
What is the square footage? Could it be modified to have one bedroom on the main floor and two upstairs? I am
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The square footage is about 1200, and yes, the design can be modified. There are two lofted areas, each of which could be bedrooms. As a custom architect, each of our designs is customized for the needs of the individual homeowner.
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September 19, 2012
sherisue wrote:
What kind of price range would this fit in? - Love the home.
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To me, this home is impeccable. Nice subtle details, and a good example of form follows function. Very beautiful, simple design. I am in love.
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Your very kind! Many thanks!
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Passive design makes the most of the sun; the house is oriented so that specially glazed, high-performance windows face south. With a tight envelope, the house is very well insulated and doesn't leak heat. However, the most important aspect of successful architecture is always livability, which in this case meant creating a comfortable house that took advantage of landscape views and was sized appropriately.
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Dorman Architects added this to See 6 Homes That Rise to the Rural Landscape
Passive House Retreat, New England, Zero Energy DesignThis is an elegant house carefully designed to low-energy passive standards. It has a compact footprint with large openings to the south and small openings to the north. It is clad in wood shingles per the local tradition, with no superfluous detailing. The house sits naturally and delicately among a meadow of wild grasses and flowers.

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The resulting home consumes only one-tenth of the energy for heating compared to a similar new home built only to code requirements. Architecture | ZeroEnergy Design Construction | Aedi Construction Photos | Greg Premru Photography URL http://www.zeroenergy.com
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hen this family of seven let go of the charming yet drafty vacation home they shared with extended family, they wanted a different kind of getaway. All too aware of the exorbitant cost of heating a home in New England, they were easily persuaded by architect Stephanie Horowitz to build a "passive" house — one heated primarily by the sun. Horowitz is a principal architect at ZeroEnergy Design (ZED), a firm that specializes in energy-efficient architecture. "My clients wanted a home that was small, affordable, low maintenance and durable," she says. Thus, ZED created a flexible living space where one owner, a writer, could feel cozy and inspired when she comes here to work, where the family could host big parties and where they could all sleep comfortably without wasting square footage on the bedrooms. The result is a comfortable 1,200-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath retreat with vast beautiful agrarian views. And the house consumes less than 420 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month on average, a number that could go down to zero if the family opts for solar panels in the future. Houzz at a Glance Location: The New England coast Who gets away here: A family of 7 Size: 1,200 square feet; 2 bedrooms plus a sleeping loft, 2 baths plus separate tub room That's interesting: The home consumes one-tenth of the energy for heating compared to a similar new home built to code requirements
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