2017 NHSaves Drive to Net Zero Home Competition Participant
Brad Hardie’s dream of designing and building his Zero Energy Challenge home began in 2012. The dream was based on principals of economic stability. His experience in energy efficient construction began years ago when he studied building science technology from such industry known experts as Peter Yost and Mark Rosenbaum. He has over 1,000 house of study which also includes a term at the Cold Climate Research Center in Alaska. Brad is a member of the NH Sustainability Association.
Low energy use has been a major focus in the design and construction as well as Brad’s goal to make the project affordable. The owner has done majority of the construction himself with some help from summer interns from Proctor Academy – including the ICF foundation, framing, roofing, and site work to all the finish and trim.
Vladimir Hromis along with his team of experienced consultants have been designing and installing solar array for homeowners and business since 2008. Each system is crafted by a certified electrical engineer and installed by crew of qualified and experienced electricians. Vlad is a graduate from Drexel University with an Electrical Engineering degree.
Full service ENERGY STAR plumbing and heating contractor in Meredith, New Hampshire
Since 2001, Horizon Residential Energy Services NH LLC has been dedicated to providing homebuilders and homeowners with straightforward and unbiased advice to help determine the most practical and cost effective ways to increase the energy performance of new and existing homes. Horizon-RES has worked with the NH Utilities for well over a decade certifying hundreds of ENERGY STAR Homes.
|Building Information||Design Specs||As Built|
|Conditioned Area (sq. Ft.)||4807|
|Housing Type||Single family, Farmhouse|
|Thermal||Design Specs||As Built|
|Slab Floors||R-22 EPS|
|Foundations walls||R-33 EPS|
|Walls||R-33 EPS, R12 Fiberglass|
|Flat Ceilings||R-68 Cellulose|
|Mechanical||Design Specs||As Built|
|Space Heating (primary only) > Efficiency (HSPF, COP, Etc.||Air- Source Heat Pump 10.3 HSPF|
|Air Conditioning > Efficiency (SEER, EER)||Air- Source Heat Pump 21.0 SEER|
|Water Heating > Efficicency (EF)||Air-Source Heat pump|
|Ventilation > Flow Rate||Balanced whole house|
|Infiltration Rate||.6 ACH50|
|Renewables||Design Specs||As built|
|Annual Energy Use (MMBTU/Yr)||Code Built Home||This Home|
|Lighting & Apppliances|
|Final HERS Rating|