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The New Norris House was conceived and created by its design team to mark the 75th anniversary of the original Norris Project, an affordable housing scheme in Norris, Tennessee from the New Deal era. Right-sizing is at the heart of this winning project, reducing material and operational loads and costs and shifting funds to quality design and construction, passive strategies and high-efficiency systems. The New Norris House is compact at 1008 square feet. It is well insulated, with R-29.5 walls, R-24 roof, and R-24 crawlspace and it is air-tight.

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