2012 Challenge Participant:
Applicants: Jamie Wolf - Builder, Paul and Diane Honig - Homeowner
Project Address: Harwinton, CT
Bdrms./Sq. Footage: 4 BD - 3,561 sq ft
Builder Website: www.homesthatfit.com
Wolfworks is a company of experienced designers and builders. We align design with construction to create value. For people planning to invest in creating a better home, we are guides. We provide GPS like navigation to a distant destination that our clients can trust and follow, coupling creativity and imagination with practicality and reliability to create spaces that look good, work well, and feel good to be in. We know that without guidance the process will be more difficult and the result less satisfying. We know the ropes!
That's who we are and what we do. We've been doing it for over thirty years, beginning in Hartford's West End, gaining a reputation for craft and imagination in Greater Hartford and the Farmington Valley. We are closely aligned with the principles of Sarah Susanka's "Not So Big House" series of popular books, and our work is featured in two of them.
For decades we have been active members of what we might call the "responsible building" community, especially thru the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. Thru those associations we have developed expertise in the practice of using energy and materials wisely and responsibly, including becoming the first Certified Passive House Consultants in the state. In existing homes we seek solutions that make the best use of available space before constructing additional space. In all projects we intend to respect what we use. We use energy efficient equipment and construction strategies, and seek materials that are durable, safe, and resource efficient to create homes that are "future friendly."
We write about and teach all of these principles and practices at professional conferences and publications, as well as at our "Future Friendly Homes" blog at homesthatfit.com/blog. We are excited to be able to share this Passive House project and the goals of the Zero Energy Challenge.