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Mad River Net Zero House l Moretown, Vermont
This Net Zero home notched into a cliff overlooking the Mad River achieves its energy objectives through superior insulation, photovoltaics, a ground source heat pump and an extensive green roof. These on-site green technologies, in addition to exceptional energy conservation measures, allow this Net Zero Energy Building meet all of its heating, cooling and electricity needs.
The extensive green roof garden on this Net Zero energy home supports a pleasing composition of sedum, wildflowers and grasses, providing year-round interest and contributing to the house’s seamless integration with the natural ledge and vegetation of the site. This provides significant environmental benefits, including energy efficiency and management and mitigation of storm water runoff. Most of the water is absorbed and returned to the atmosphere, with minimal residue water collected in richly planted stone-lined rain gardens at the base of the house foundation.
Collaboration with Maclay Architects