Location: Little Compton, RI
Size: 1200 sq ft
Completed: 2011
Architect / Designer: ZeroEnergy Design
CPHC: ZeroEnergy Design
General Contractor: Aedi Construction
Photos: Greg Premru

This private retreat and vacation residence features high performance and efficient use of space in a small package. The client sought a two bedroom, two bath home that was right sized for their family – nothing more, nothing less.  They also had a goal of minimizing the home’s energy use. A sleek, simple, gable roofed structure was proposed and designed in alignment with the Passive House standard. The clients, whose extended families own large, drafty, energy inefficient homes, immediately latched onto the Passive House standard for both the energy savings and the increased comfort.  The resulting home is LEED GOLD certified, Energy Star certified, and designed to the Passive House Standard.

Heating Energy:
3.67 kBTU/(ft2yr)
Cooling Energy:
2.22 kBTU/(ft2yr)
Total Energy:
32.5 kBTU/(ft2yr)
Energy Use Intensity: