ENERGY EFFICIENCY = A COZY HOME
Every south-facing roof on the Village Hill property will have photovoltaic panels to offset their electric bills; the balance of power produced may be offered to interested neighbors who may offset their bills through group net metering, or the homeowner may receive cash from Green Mountain Power.
Won't it be wonderful to live in a home you feel great about? That's what you're getting at Village Hill: a house that doesn't fight the environment-- or your wallet! We will help you design and build your net-zero home to suit you starting at $150/square foot.
Here's what Village Hill gives you:
- Your electric bill is offset by photovoltaic panels producing the power you need (probably with some left over!), along with passive solar heating from south windows and wood heat if you choose.
- Your home is extremely well-sealed: no drafts, no cold spots.
- The plan is space-efficient without giving up any comfort-- saving even more on heating.
- All your appliances are extremely energy-efficient.
- Wood cleared from the site was used in your home's construction; no carbon from burning waste was produced during the logging or construction operations, and that wood waste is turning to compost right now.
- Heat recovery ventilation systems keep your interior air fresh, while air-to-water produce your hot water and an air-to-air heat pump warms your house.
- The initial cost of your house will depend on you: what model you choose with which adjustments and/or additions. Down the road, the energy efficiency of your home will give you substantial savings year after year.
39 Village Hill Lane exceeds the Efficiency Vermont residential gold standard for high performance homes and includes all the required insulation, air infiltration, ventilation, lighting and appliances selections, and durability. Efficiency Vermont tested and rated the house as a Gold Tier High Performance Home, 5 Gold Stars+ confirmed. The Home Energy Rating Standard (HERS) index for the house is -7, much more efficient than 75 for the average house built to Vermont's 2011 Residential Building Energy Standards.