Natural Energy Home

Charlotte, VT

This home sits comfortably in the deciduous forest, working quietly to provide superior energy efficiency and high indoor air quality. Energy efficiency and natural ventilation are achieved with electronically operated clerestory windows which open and close automatically on a temperature sensor.  Mechanical ventilation is provided by a heat recovery ventilator (HRV), and a high performance building envelope ensures minimal energy loss. Wood from felled trees on the site were harvested and used as hickory flooring, countertops and birch cabinetry.

Photos by Jim Westphalen
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