The First Now House
The Now House will be open to the public on the days listed below. Please respect the privacy of the home owner and come for a tour on these dates and times only.
- Wednesday, September 10, 2008, from 2—4 pm
- Friday, September 26, 2008, from 2—4 pm
- Saturday, September 27, 2008, from 2—4 pm
- Friday, October 17, 2008, from 2—4 pm
- Saturday, October 18, 2008, from 2—4 pm
- Saturday, November 15, 2008, from 2—4 pm
- The First Homeowner
- The Design Competition
- Design & Technology
- Small House—Big Results
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.