The First Now House

The Retrofit Process: Electrical

Reduce phantom loads

Kill switches (think power bar) will be added throughout the home to make it easy for the homeowner to turn off all computers, small appliances and MP3 player or cell phone chargers.

The Retrofit Process

To achieve our goal of a near zero energy retrofit we made the following changes to this home. As all existing houses have a unique set of conditions and characteristics, the application of the Now House process to another house would produce different design specifications. What follows is not a prescription for the near zero retrofit of all homes.