Location: Henrico, VA
The builder, Bain-Waring went to great lengths to achieve an extreme building tightness with the use of conventional framing techniques. The heating and cooling system is a highly efficient SEER 17/8.5 HSPF air source heat pump. The water heater is provided with a heat pump water heater. Low u-value and SHGC casement windows. One inch of continuous exterior insulation. Superier walls utilized for the foundation. A 6.5 KW solar photo-voltaic array has the potential to make the project net neutral. The Henrico area home achieved a HERS index of 20 upon completion.