Serenbe Nest Cottages

Stacey Rothgeb, Stacey Rothgeb (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


As part of the NAHB Research Center Industry Partnership, Southface partnered with Martin Dodson Builders and the Serenbe community on the construction of a new test home in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA in the mixed humid climate zone. The most recent subdivision within the Serenbe community, the Nest, will contain 15 small footprint cottage style homes, and Southface has selected Lot Nine, as thetest home for this study. This Nest subdivision serves as a project showcase for both the builder partner and the Serenbe community as a whole. The planning and design incorporated into the Nest cottages will be implemented in each home within the subdivision. These homes addresses Building America Savings targets and serve as a basis of design for other homes Martin Dodson plans to build withinthe Serenbe community.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages28
StatePublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Work performed by NAHB Research Center, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5D00-54889

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102012-3592


  • HVAC
  • integrated ventilation supply
  • mixed-humid climate
  • new construction test home (NCTH)
  • short-term testing
  • thermal boundary


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