Gallery: Transforming Truro Vacation Home Reaches Near Zero Energy on C...

A couple from Boston approached ZeroEnergy Design with a challenging task - design a home that would be perfectly sized for weekend getaways for 2 as well as extended summer vacations for their family of 7 children and their families. Oh, and it also needed to be super energy-efficient and as close to zero energy as possible. The result was the Truro Residence, a 7 bedroom house that can either accommodate a very large group or can be closed down to a 1 bedroom getaway. A geothermal heat pump provides energy-efficient heating and cooling, while a rooftop solar system provides most of the home's energy.

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