2016 Challenge Participant:

Moser Residence

Applicants: Stephen Moser, Janis Moser

Project Address: 55 Kreyssig Road, Broad Brook, CT 06029

Bdrms./Sq. Footage: TBD

Project Team Project Overview Project Specifications Project Photos

Designer:  Cheryl Newton Architects, Glastonbury, CT

Cheryl Newton Architects, LLC. is a full service architectural design firm located in the Historic District of Glastonbury, Connecticut. By listening closely to the client, working together as a team and keeping a close eye on the budget, Cheryl provides excellent service to clients through creative, responsible and sustainable design

Builder:  Charlie Michaud & Sons, Ellington, CT

Charlie Michaud & Sons of Crane Road, Ellington has been in business for 20 plus years in the tri-town area.  His skills and experience to a high quality structure.  His crew is dependable and ensures that the work is done on a timely basis and quality is the foundation on which he builds.>

Roofing: DEL Home Improvements

DEL Home Improvements ensures a quality jobs gets done every time.  The attention to detail is impressive and the dependable crew of workers makes sure the job is done right the first time.  This company also performs siding, foundation repairs and small additions.     

Plumbing Contractor: Greg Lanz Plumbing & Heating

Greg Lanz Plumbing & Heating is a small plumbing company with a large number of years of experience behind him.  This full service plumbing company can repair a small problem or complete new construction plumbing in your home.  The vast amount of knowledge and experience is impressive.  

HVAC Contractor: Homestead Heating

Homestead Heating Plumbing Cooling Energy and Water has been a family-owned and operated business since 1989. Prior to that, members of the family worked in the industry for over 25 years. Homestead provides one-stop shopping for plumbing, heating, cooling, energy, and water needs. Homestead also deliver oil, diesel fuel, and propane gas to residences and business. They can also handle your conversion to natural gas and install geo-thermal systems. They provide residential and commercial services throughout Tolland, Hartford, and Windham counties. All service and installation work is performed by licensed technicians.)>

Insulation Contractor: Collins & Co (Paul Collins)

Collins & Co. is truly pioneer in the insulation industry.  The business started in 1946 and has set the standard for how homes are insulated and are proud to be able to provide today’s advancements in products, but installed with old-time workmanship. Collins & Co. has insulated over 30,000 new homes built in Connecticut and Massachusetts over the last 70 years. In the last 10 years, the insulation industry has dramatically changed, as the latest building codes have been upgraded, and the implementation of building science has become standard practice. No longer is R value the major consideration. Collins & Co. has the experience and knowledge to analyze your project, and recommend the best value to achieve your insulating goals. Many people today choose to insulate with blown-in-Batts (BIBS) spray polyurethane foam, “Energy Complete” air sealing” and Collins & Co is an authorized installer of Icynene.)

Renewables: Earthlight

Earthlight is an experienced Solar and Energy Efficiency contractor dedicated to meeting people’s ecofriendly needs by providing them with quality energy conservation solutions. They offer commercial and residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems as well as access to a broad portfolio of the latest technologies in lighting and other energy efficient products. They provide custom solar projects and energy conservation services to homeowners and businesses across the country. They are licensed electricians in multiple states across the country and also certified with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. 

HERS Rater: TopBuild Home Services

David Koski  is a building science expert and has been in the construction industry for decades.  As a TopBuild Home Services Home Energy Rater and Building Science Advisor, he applies  the principles of building science to new home construction working directly with builders and home owners, helping them build  more energy-efficient and comfortable homes.  TopBuild Home Services are known for plan reviews, home energy analysis software and diagnostic testing.  TopBuild Home Services is one of the largest Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS) Index raters in the U.S. In 2016, TopBuild Home Services was honored for the third year in a row by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence. With a heightened focus on energy efficiency and the adoption of more stringent and complex building codes by states and municipalities, TopBuild Home Services’ expertise in building science enhances our relationships with our builder/owner customers.

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