W. Hartford Zero Energy Home

These clients came to Lehto Design/ Build with a house they had designed by local Hartford architect James Vance and Associates. Lehto Design/ Build was able to work hand and hand with him on certain different details to not only maximize the homes efficiency, but to also improve its buildabilty. The clients were very interested in reducing their carbon footprint, and desired to build their home to attain net zero energy use. They have always been interested in energy efficiency having installed a geothermal heating and cooling system as well as solar thermal hot water system on the current house. However, starting from a clean slate they wanted to go one step further and implement the latest in energy efficient building practices to build a home that achieved net zero energy use.

Project Details

  • HERS Rating: TBD
  • PV System: 13.4 KW
  • Geothermal heating/ cooling system
  • Super-insulated building envelope
  • Triple pane windows