2013 CT Zero Energy Challenge Winner

Built on the family farm that has been in the family for generations, the clients wanted to build something that was truly special. Not only did the house have to be beautiful, but it was essential that the home be efficient. The clients loved a design by Brian Echolz of I Design Group. After reviewing the plans, the team at Lehto Design/ Build was able to modify them to incorporate the homes 12” thick super-insulated walls. We also did made some minor changes to the homes surface to volume ratio and its solar orientation. The designer incorporated our suggestions to create a home that was not only efficient, but also aesthetically pleasing and cost effective.

Project Details

  • HERS Rating: 0
  • 8.5kw PV system
  • Airtight construction details: (.38ACH50)
  • Energy Recovery Ventilation system
  • Custom built great room beams with locally sourced material