Energy Crafted Co-Housing Project

  • view from southwest

Energy Crafted Co-Housing Project

Lincoln, Massachusetts

This project is an Energy Crafted house that used both active and passive solar energy systems integrated into the high efficiency heating system.

The owner of this project, a retired doctor was intent on developing a small-scale co-housing project with shared kitchen facilities and three individual suites. The common living and dining spaces provided direct access to the outdoors kept open and free from lawn mowing, taking advantage of the natural rustic quality of the wonderful open fields and wildflowers of Lincoln.

The 3,200 SF building received an 88.6% EPA Home Energy Rating from Conservation Services Group, showing that it uses 30% less energy than a comparable home built to the Model Energy Code. The project is powered by 20% renewable energy from solar thermal, and uses about 50 K BTU/ SF/ YR.