ENERGY STAR Single-Family
The Russell Residence qualified as part of an ENERGY STAR Version 3 Pilot conducted by the MA New Homes with ENERGY STAR Program, reaching the Tier III incentive level. Through detailed modeling of multiple scenarios for energy savings by ABA, as well as intermediate stage air leakage testing, the home was able to attain Tier III without the use of supplementary renewable energy systems. This was due to complete containment of all systems within the thermal envelope, high levels of air sealing, heat recovery ventilation, and excellent insulation levels attained using triple pane windows and SIP construction.
ABA participated in all phases of design verification, feature modification, mechanical equipment selection, and building performance testing.