We’d like to invite you to take an open wall, open house tour of a great net zero home we’re in the midst of building in Mansfield. The home achieves high performance and affordability by integrating today’s most advanced building practices with lessons from the beloved New England farmhouse. You’ll see the features that make this possible and hear the story behind the design, including ideas about what makes any home great and how that can be accomplished. Tours and a talk will take place at the home under construction in Mansfield at 11AM and 1:30PM on Saturday July 8.
WHAT YOU’LL SEE
• How we construct the super insulated and air sealed building “envelope”
• High performance “net gain” triple glazed european windows and where we locate them
• Small and efficient heating and cooling system
• Constant fresh air system with heat recovery (it captures heat that normal ventilation loses)
• How simple forms and modest space feels big and looks good
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
• Strategies to design and build a high performance home
• How to set the stage to make smart choices when planning a new home (or remodeling an existing one)
• How some old ideas can be combined with today’s most advanced building practices
• Why better comfort, health, durability, and performance need to be baked in, not pasted on
• Why this matters to the world and how our homes shape the future
WHO YOU’LL MEET
• Jamie Wolf, Wolfworks designer will explain how it all came together
• Janet Downey, Wolfworks builder will explain how its all put together
• The homeowners will share what they are creating and the experience of planning this project
EVERY HOME IS GIVEN A LOAD TO CARRY. WATCH THIS VIDEO TO LEARN WHY THIS MATTERS!
Register above and we’ll provide all you need to know about the location of the project, as well as more about what makes it so special!
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