2011

2011 CT Zero Energy Challenge Review

The 2011 Challenge featured a group of 9 participants that designed and/or built single and multi-family homes in Connecticut. Below is a review of the participants that competed in this Challenge, and their innovative home designs that demonstrated how building a near zero energy home is achievable today!

Congratulations to the 2011 CT Zero Energy Challenge Winners!

New Britain, Connecticut. (January 5, 2012) – The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with Eversource Energy and The United Illuminating Company, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge (ZEC).

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John & Delaine Simonds, 2010-2011 Challenge Winners.

Grand Prize (Lowest Combined Score):
John & Delaine Simonds

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Bernard Zahren, 2010-2011 Challenge Winner.

Lowest Overall HERS Index AND Lowest Projected Annual Net Operating Costs: Bernard Zahren

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Cindy Moeckel & Larry Grasso, 2010-2011 Challenge Winners.

Lowest Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index without Renewable Technologies: Appropriate Designs

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Sam & Teri Norman, 2010-2011 Challenge Winners.

Most Affordable Energy Efficient Project (cost/sq. ft.):
Sam & Teri Norman

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2011 Challenge Participant Directory:

The Appropriate Designs project in Ashford, CT.

Appropriate Designs
Ashford, CT

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Bedrooms: 3
Size: 1,728 sq ft
Hers Rating: 23

The ARK Ventures project in Salem, CT.

ARK Ventures
Salem, CT

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Bedrooms: 4
Size: 2,520 sq ft
Hers Rating: 52

The Bernard Zahren project in Avon, CT.

Bernard Zahren
Avon, CT

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Bedrooms: 5
Size: 5,237 sq ft
Hers Rating: -9

The CK Architects project in Madison, CT.

CK Architects
Madison, CT

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Bedrooms: 6
Size: 4,566 sq ft
Hers Rating: 17

The Crosskey Architects for SAND Corp. project in Hartford, CT.

Crosskey Architects for SAND Corp.
Hartford, CT

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Bedrooms: 3
Size: 1,568 sq ft
Hers Rating: 12

The John & Delaine Simonds project in Voluntown, CT.

John & Delaine Simonds
Voluntown, CT

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Bedrooms: 2
Size: 2,619 sq ft
Hers Rating: 9

The Poirier Homes, LLC project in Avon, CT.

Poirier Homes, LLC
Avon, CT

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Bedrooms: 6
Size: 8,619 sq ft
Hers Rating: 26

The Ron Nettleton, Cecile Perraud project in Hebron, CT.

Ron Nettleton, Cecile Perraud
Hebron, CT

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Bedrooms: 4
Size: 3,390 sq ft
Hers Rating: 58

The Sam & Teri Norman project in Coventry, CT.

Sam & Teri Norman
Coventry, CT

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Bedrooms: 4
Size: 2,494 sq ft
Hers Rating: 29

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