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Zero energy home designed to educate builders an designers on best practices for efficiency.
Fine Homebuilding magazine announced its first-ever ProHOME, a start-to-finish demonstration home located in East Greenwich, R.I.
ProHOME will focus on the decisions and techniques required to build a cutting-edge, zero-energy-ready house.
By keeping pace with industry research coming out of organizations such as the Urban Land Institute, the Home Improvement Research Institute, and Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, the Fine Homebuilding team tailored their design and building approach to support two massive consumer groups who are impacted in areas of home construction and home performance: millennials and baby boomers.
As a result, the ProHOME house will be designed with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and flexible areas for future expansion to accommodate a young millennial family, but it will also explore strategies for flexible and accessible living to accommodate baby boomers who want to age in place and who may have to do so on a fixed income. The project also will demonstrate how to build a home that makes the most of solar energy in response to extended federal tax incentives, as well as how to use multiple proven and practical construction methods to build a home as a system.
Beginning with the groundbreaking in mid-May, Fine Homebuilding will document every stage of the entire ProHOME build process on FineHomebuilding.com. Print coverage started in the June/July issue A variety of live events will culminate with a home reveal in early 2017 when the home is complete. To follow the project, visit FineHomebuilding.com/prohome.