Building new or renovating and wondering about Net Zero & Passive House Buildings?
The high performance building market is booming and there are numerous reasons why.
Passive homes optimize the cost of improvements, energy savings, offer better indoor air quality, increased durability and energy savings, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Net Zero buildings have the ability to generate enough electricity during the year to satisfy the buildings annual demand using renewable energy and no fossil fuels. They use 40-60% less energy use than traditional homes built by stretch energy codes here in New England.
Resiliency and increased durability (water and vapor are managed well) are other reasons drawing folks to this type of building design.
Want to learn more and hear from experts?
Watch this webinar hosted by the Charles River Regional Chamber. Thanks to the presenters - Beverly Craig from Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and Jonanthan Kantar from Sage Builders, LLC for sharing their insights and offering inspiration.
Sure its hot today. The National Weather Service said Boston could meet or exceed the heat record set in 1880, when the city reached 97 degrees. These more frequent, extreme heat days from a changing climate are a risk to our health and communities so consider doing something different.
IF YOUR AIR CONDITIONING FAILS YOU. PLEASE LOOK INTO AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS
Earn a Rebate of up to $2,000 from the Town's Clean Comfort Program. Info here
All the more reason for us to walk Washington Street to let more folks know about ways we all can make our homes more comfortable, and high performing while reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, our new float, created by 2 Olin College students, is ready for debut!
Bring your family, neighbors and friends to march with us in the Wellesley Parade today from 1-2.30pm.
Enjoy the shout outs and cheers from friendly spectators along the route. You can feel the environmental enthusiasm in town.
Two incredible Olin College students Suki and Daniel built us this model high performance house we will show off. As you may know, 63% of Wellesley's emissions come from buildngs and nearly 40% of that is from homes. Thus, this is an effort to encourage actions that will make our homes more comfortable, less expensive to heat and cool, and help us meet the Town wide goal of being Net Zero by 2050.
We will be lining up at 12.45pm on the corner of Elm and Washington Streets and should be done downtown shortly after 2.
THANK YOU SUKI & DANIEL!