Transformations, Inc.: Partnering to Build Net-Zero Energy Houses in Massachusetts.
Author: Ueno, K.; Bergey, D.; Wytrykowska, H.
Pages/Volumes: 92 pp.
Publication Year: 2013
Notes: Work performed by Building Science Corporation (BSC), Somerville, Massachusetts.
Document Type: Subcontract Report
Subject Code Description: Buildings
Abstract: Transformations, Inc. is a residential development and building company that has partnered with Building Science Corporation to build new construction net-zero energy houses in Massachusetts under the Building America program. There are three communities that will be constructed through this partnership: Devens Sustainable Housing ('Devens'), The Homes at Easthampton Meadow ('Easthampton') and Phase II of the Coppersmith Way Development ('Townsend'). This report intends to cover all of the single-family new construction homes that have been completed to date. The houses built in these developments are net zero energy homes built in a cold climate. They will contribute to finding answers to specific research questions for homes with high R double stud walls and high efficiency ductless air source heat pump systems ('mini-splits'); allow to explore topics related to the financing of photovoltaic systems and basements vs. slab-on-grade construction; and provide feedback related to the performance of ductless mini-split air source heat pumps.
Accession Number: 57979
Library Notes: NPL-1309 REV
Report Numbers: SR-5500-57979; DOE/GO-102013-3902
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