Clinton Net Zero Home

This home started its life as a one story ranch built in 1952, and through thoughtful design by the project architect, Joseph Bergin, it was transformed into a classic coastal gambrel. The home owners sought a design that would fit in with its coastal setting, but also wanted the latest in energy efficient construction. Behind its cedar shingles and swooping eaves, you would never know that they were covering a super-insulated building envelope. That super insulated, air-tight building envelope coupled with a 12KW Photovoltaic system and geothermal heating and cooling system allowed this home to achieve Net Zero Energy Use, with a final HERS rating of -2. Besides its energy efficient features, this home also made extensive use of materials from the existing home which include the original foundation, front patio, garage masonry walls, fireplace, and beautiful eyebrow window. This home is a perfect example of blending old with new and bringing it to the forefront of energy efficiency.

Project Details

  • Net Zero (HERS Rating -2)
  • Super insulated building envelope
  • 12KW Photovoltaic system
  • Variable Speed geothermal HVAC.
  • Extensive reuse of materials from the existing home built in 1952