Haynes & Garthwaite Architects

Vermont Net Zero

This new residence combines traditional design with highly efficient systems and a high performance building envelope to reimagine the appearance of a net zero energy home.   The house resembles a Federal style farm house and celebrates the views from the property. Locally sourced materials including birch floors, slate tile, pine trim and granite counters were used for the connection to place, beauty and support of the local economy. The building envelope and systems are designed to exceed the Efficiency Vermont High Performance Homes Program. Details include high levels of insulation, triple glazed windows, LED lighting, electric heat pump units for heating, hot water and cooling, and an energy recovery ventilator.  A 9 KW photovoltaic array installed on the south side of the roof provides more energy than the house uses to achieve the net-zero energy goal.

Efficiency Vermont Best of the Best Merit Award

Fine Homebuilding Magazine, Best Traditional House, 2017