‘Behind the Walls’ Tour of the ‘Ever-Green Cottage’ – A DOE Zero Energy Ready Home

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We hosted a ‘Behind the Walls’ tour for housing industry professionals and the MN Green Path Committee of the ‘Ever-Green Cottage’ Net Zero home, a 2023 MN Green Path Master Certified All Electric Home built by McDonald Construction and architecturally designed by SALA.

Features of this home include:

  • Department of Energy Net Zero Ready
  • ALL Electric Home
  • Energy Star New Home
  • Pella Reserve Traditional Triple Pane Windows
  • Fly Ash Concrete
  • 4″ EPS 360 ECO Foam Under Concrete Slabs and Thermal Break Between Foundation
  • 11-1/4″ Thick Double Stud Framed Exterior Walls
  • CertainTeed Smart Membrane for Vapor Barrier
  • Insulation:
    • Insofast Insulated Wall Panels and Thermax for Basement Plates
    • Closed Cell Spray Foam for Top and Bottom Plates
    • Sanctuary Dense Pack Cellulose
  • Air Source Heat Pump
  • Hybrid Water Heater
  • Photovoltaic Panels by Cedar Creek Solar
  • Tesla Powerwall
  • SPAN Electric Panel
  • EV Car Chargers

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Stay tuned for updates and upcoming events on this home!