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Construction Drive: Harvard to give 1920s house a green overhaul

HouseZero drawing.

CGBC’s HouseZero project is featured in Construction Dive. The piece offers an overview of the retrofit’s energy-saving changes such as “eliminating the HVAC system for a thermal mass to absorb and store heat as well as a ground-source heat pump; an automated system will use algorithms to open and close windows” and “daylight-enhancing features to eliminate the need for electric lighting during the day,” which will result in a positive energy building. The author goes on to offer insight into the energy consumption of existing residential buildings nationwide.

Read the piece here.