Montpelier Net-Zero Farm House
Inspired by the Federalist architectural style, the Montpelier Net-Zero Farmhouse uses a Southerly facing rear roof to house 7.5 Kilowatts of solar panels.
**EarthCraft Virginia announces new Net-Zero Program - mentioning Bain-Waring and this newly completed project!
A time-lapse video of the Superior Wall System used as the foundation/basement. Pre-formed concrete walls with integrated, R-25 insulation make up this super high performing foundation.
Mark Waring walks through a portion of the home prior to drywall installation, explaining some features of the advanced insulation.
Effeciency starts at the level of design. Bain-Waring and the homeowners worked together on every step of this process. Along with the EarthCraft team, they used home-energy modeling software to ensure that upgrades were made in areas that would lead to the most energy savings per dollar.
High effecieny HVAC equipment, state-of-the-art insulation and air-sealing techniques, an automatic fresh air ventilation system, and photovoltaics provide the level of energy efficiency and on site power needed to achieve an energy neutral home.
These attributes will not only lead to a Zero Energy Home, they will also make for a more comfortable, healthier living space.