Tom and Ann partnered with us to design a NetZero house that utilizes traditional stick building elements combined with the age-old craft of timber framing. Their new home, Creekside NetZero, in Pulaski NY will be a NESEA (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) Pro Tour on Friday, June 17 from 1pm to 5pm. Natural lighting, on-site PV array, and a design allowing winter passive solar heat gain and summer shade are just the tip of the iceberg. The homeowners are excited to share their experiences to help inspire others interested in building science and energy during this Pro Tour. (CEUs: 2.5 AIA LU/HSW, 2.75 BPI). Register today!
Efficiency was key in the overall design (due to site restrictions as the home is next to a nature preserve), space usage, building envelope, and mechanicals. Overall the home married finely tuned energy and enclosure solutions with an environment suited for a creating artwork, woodworking and a generally relaxed retirement lifestyle.
What is a Net Zero building? A net zero building is a building with zero net energy consumption. This means the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site.
Location: Pulaski, NY
Architect: New Energy Works Timberframers
Size: 2,800 sq ft