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**** NEAR-NET-ZERO HOUSE (N2Z) ****

Near-Net-Zero House

NEAR-NET-ZERO HOUSE (N2Z)


  • Targeted at serious "Baby-Boomer downsizing/retiring"
  • Entire living zones on one level (no basement – for low slope lots)
  • 1900 s.f. in 3 bedroom/ 2 bath layout (Optimum size for LEED for Homes)
  • Designed for Passive Solar building lots (& easy Solar PV/Thermal Solar implementation)
  • Preliminary HERS score about 55 (without Passive/PV/Thermal included)
  • Ten 6/12-22' Timber Truss roof sub-structure (6 Queens, 4 Kings)
  • Wall & roof structure typically R40 SIP panels
  • Short "bermed" North concrete wall (mild slope lots)
  • Intended to utilize connecting Sunroom/airlock to bermed concrete garage
  • Targeted construction costs in low $200K range
  • By incorporating 4KW PV Solar, Solar hot water, Passive Solar features drop expected sub- $90 monthly utility bills to very low levels:
    • PV Solar = about $45 month harvested
    • Solar = about $15 month savings
    • Passive Solar reduces heating month’s loads by about $20 per month
    • Passive Solar/north berming also reduce summer cooling loads
  • Low maintenance exterior & roof, low water use/rainwater harvesting, sustainable products, etc all utilized in base design (Good basis for a "Green Certification" program)
  • Expected heat pump size less than 1-1/2 tons (Easy to implement "mini-split" HVAC units)
  • Documentation = Detailed plans, elevations, multiple section views, window schedules, SIP shop drawings, etc., and detailed cost spreadsheet

Near-Net-Zero House Floor Plan
FLOOR PLAN
Near-Net-Zero House South Elevation
SOUTH ELEVATION
Near-Net-Zero House East Elevation
EAST ELEVATION
Near-Net-Zero House West Elevation
WEST ELEVATION
Near-Net-Zero House North Elevation
NORTH ELEVATION

For more information contact: ART SMITH, LEED AP
706-669-1286 - 278 Walnut Ridge, Unit 4243 --- Ellijay, GA 30536