Location: Westport, MA
Completed: 2016
Architect / Designer: Hank Keating
HERS Rater: Mike Duclos, DEAP Energy Group
CPHC: Mike Duclos, DEAP Energy Group
Builder: The Valle Group
Photographer: Hank Keating

This complex of buildings, nearing completion, was designed to serve an organic farming operation and functions like a classic New England connected farmhouse.  It includes the one bedroom plus study main house (PHA Pre-certified and pursuing final certification), the two-bedroom guest area and one bedroom apartment for a farm intern (both designed to Passive House standard).  In addition there are five totally passive (no heating or cooling) out-buildings including a garage, workshop, barn, greenhouse and connecting corridor. Solar DHW and a 7Kw PV array were sized to be net positive for the habitable structures.