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Generation Green—Project Specifications

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ENTRANT: ZeroEnergy Design
Project LocationBrookline, Massachusetts
Category: General

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  • Brookline Residence - (C) Eric Roth Photography

    Set into a mature Boston area neighborhood, this sophisticated home offers efficient use of space, expression through form, reserved material finishes, and myriad of green features. Photo: (C) Eric Roth Photography

  • Brookline Residence - (C) Eric Roth Photography

    The home includes both modern form and palette of materials, using durable cedar and through-colored fiber cement siding. Photo: (C) Eric Roth Photography

  • Brookline Residence - (C) Eric Roth Photography

    This super insulated home features air-tight construction, continuous exterior insulation, and well-insulated, triple-glazed windows (R65 roof, R37 walls, R22 slab, 1.0ACH50). Photo: (C) Eric Roth Photography

  • Brookline Residence - (C) Eric Roth Photography

    The first floor kitchen continues into to the first floor living and dining space with a grand piano and wall of south facing glass. A master suite and private ‘home office for two’ completes the level. Photo: (C) Eric Roth Photography

  • Brookline Residence - (C) Eric Roth Photography

    The second floor includes another open concept living, dining, and kitchen space, with kitchen sink views over the green roof. A full bath, bedroom and reading nook are perfect for the children. Photo: (C) Eric Roth Photography

  • Brookline Residence - (C) Eric Roth Photography

    An open stair with acrylic treads and glass rails winds from the basement to the third floor, channeling natural light down through the home & connecting all the levels. Photo: (C) Eric Roth Photography

  • Brookline Residence - (C) Eric Roth Photography

    Designed to accommodate two or three family generations, paired living spaces on the first and second levels are architecturally expressed on the front facade by window systems that wrap the corners of the house. Photo: (C) Eric Roth Photography

  • Brookline Residence - (C) Eric Roth Photography

    Inside the home, water consumption is limited with high efficiency water fixtures and appliancesCisterns capture nearly all the stormwater from the site and roof surfaces, and connect to a drip irrigation system to irrigate the landscape. Photo: (C) Eric Roth Photography

Project Overview

OVERVIEW
Set into a mature Boston area neighborhood, this sophisticated home offers efficient use of space, expression through form, reserved material finishes, and myriad of green features.

MULTI-GENERATIONAL LIVING
Designed to accommodate two or three family generations, paired living spaces on the first and second levels are architecturally expressed on the front facade by window systems that wrap the corners of the house.

CURB APPEAL
The home includes both modern form and palette of materials, using durable cedar and through-colored fiber cement siding. The street side offers permeable auto parking with an electric charging station, while at the home's entrance, an acrylic overhang shelters foot traffic from rain. The glazed entry door opens into the family foyer, also with access to the rear outdoor living space.

FEATURE STAIR
An open stair with acrylic treads and glass rails winds from the basement to the third floor, channeling natural light down through the home and connecting all the levels.

LEVEL ONE
The first floor kitchen continues into to the first floor living and dining space with a grand piano and wall of south facing glass. A master suite and private ‘home office for two’ completes the level.

LEVELS TWO & THREE
The second floor includes another open concept living, dining, and kitchen space, with kitchen sink views over the green roof. A full bath, bedroom and reading nook are perfect for the children. The third floor provides the second master suite, with separate sink and wardrobe area, plus access to the private roofdeck and second green roof.

ENERGY
This super insulated home features air-tight construction, continuous exterior insulation, and well-insulated, triple-glazed windows.  (R65 roof, R37 walls, R22 slab, 1.0ACH50) The walls and basement feature foam-free cavity & exterior insulation, using cellulose, mineral wool, and Foamglas.  On the rooftop, a solar electric system helps offset energy consumption.

WATER
Cisterns capture nearly all the stormwater from the site and roof surfaces, and connect to a drip irrigation system to irrigate the landscape. Inside the home, consumption is limited with high efficiency water fixtures and appliances.

PROJECT TEAM

Builder: Matt Ayers, Aedi Construction ArchitectStephanie T. Horowitz AIA, ZeroEnergy Design

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Products Specified

Alternative Building Systems
AppliancesWolf, Sub-Zero, Miele, Bosch
Cabinets, Shelves, Millwork: Bulthaup
Building EnvelopeFoamglas, dense pack cellulose, mineral wool for foam-free super-insulation in walls and basement
AutomotiveElectric car charger
CountertopsBulthaup, Caesarstone
Decks
Door/Hardware: Schuco
Electrical: Lutron
Exterior FinishesThrough-colored fiber cement, cedar, Cor-Ten steel
Fire Protection
Fireplace
FlooringVermont Plank Flooring
Furniture
Garage Doors: 
Home ControlsLutron, Lutron Grafik Eye, Nest
HVAC/DuctsLochinvar
Insulation: Foamglas, dense pack cellulose, mineral wool for foam-free super-insulation in walls and basement

Landscaping
LightingLIGHTOLIER, VIBIA, REZEK, HUNZA, BEGA, MUNDO

Paints and Stains: Rubio MonoCoat
Plumbing/Plumbing FixturesBulthaup, Grohe, Blanco, Jado, Dornbracht, Toto, Maxx, Kohler
Renewable Energy Systems (solar, wind, etc.): Canadian Solar, Enphase Energy
Roof: Englert

Specialty ProductsGreen roof by GardenScapes
Structural Components
Ventilation: Zehnder 
Water Heating: Lochinvar boiler, Superstor indirect tank for hot water storage
Waste Management
Window Coverings: Lutron
Windows/Skylights/Patio Doors: Schuco
Other

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