Great Green Home | Hickory Ridge by Greenhill Contracting Inc.

Nearly 10 years ago, home owners of one of the first zero energy homes in the country, built in the Green Acres community in New Paltz, New York, posed the question, “Why isn’t every home built this way?” While many are still pondering that question, builder Anthony Aebi of Greenhill Contracting in Esopus, New York, is doing his part to make sure more homes are built that way.

Aebi won a 2017 Housing Innovation Award for a 3,912-ft2 home he built on an empty lot in an existing development in Gardiner, New York, that scored a HERS 33 without PV, or HERS 2 when PV is included. Home owners can expect to save nearly $5,500 per year in energy costs compared to a similar sized home built to the state’s energy code.

Explore and read more about this home by clicking on the images below.

Project Data:

  • Name: Hickory Ridge
  • Location: Gardiner, NY
  • Layout: 4 bdrm, 3.5 bath, 3 fl, 3,912 ft2
  • Climate Zone: IECC 6A, cold
  • Completion: May 2017
  • Category: Custom spec 

Modeled Performance Data:

  •  HERS Index: without PV 33, with PV 2
  • Projected Annual Energy Costs: without PV $2,300, with PV $400
  • Projected Annual Energy Cost Savings  (vs typical new homes): without PV $3,500, with PV $5,500
  • Projected Annual Energy Savings: without PV 23,500 kWh, with PV 36,400 kWh
  • Added Construction Cost: without PV $30,000 with PV $80,000

The images and information in this gallery were provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. See more great green homes like this one at the DOE Tour of Zero.

Topics: Building Green, GREAT GREEN HOMES

Companies: U.S. Department of Energy

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