Taking the Challenge at Singer Village--A Cold Climate Zero Energy Ready Home

Stacey Rothgeb, S. Puttagunta, O. Faakye, Stacey Rothgeb (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


After progressively incorporating ENERGY STAR(R) for Homes Versions 1, 2, and 3 into its standard practices over the years, this builder, Brookside Development, was seeking to build an even more sustainable product that would further increase energy efficiency, while also addressing indoor air quality, water conservation, renewable-ready, and resiliency. These objectives align with the frameworkof the DOE Challenge Home program, which 'builds upon the comprehensive building science requirements of ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3, along with proven Building America innovations and best practices. Other special attribute programs are incorporated to help builders reach unparalleled levels of performance with homes designed to last hundreds of years.' CARB partnered with BrooksideDevelopment on the design optimization and construction of the first home in a small development of seven planned new homes being built on the old Singer Estate in Derby, CT.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages47
StatePublished - 2014

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, Norwalk, Connecticut

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-63005

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102014-4521


  • air sealing ceiling plane
  • Building America
  • challenge home
  • cost of homeownership
  • DOE
  • DOE
  • HVAC commissioning
  • on-board emissions measurements
  • residential
  • residential buildings
  • Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
  • water efficiency
  • zero energy ready home


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