News : Net-zero potential becomes a reality in Rye

Aug 11, 2014

Published in The Portsmouth Herald 

By Michael McCord

PORTSMOUTH — "Green is good for all" is one of the practicing mantras at Futuro Builders. And in the case of a nearly completed residential project in Rye, founder Jesse Ware and his company are truly practicing what they preach.

The net-zero home nearing completion in Rye Harbor may not be the first of its kind, but Ware believes it will raise the bar for imaginative, cutting-edge sustainability design in the region.

When completed, the owners of this 2,400-square-foot home will not have a heating or electricity bill and are expected to actually generate energy credits. Due to a custom-designed solar racking panel array, SIGA tapes to air seal the slab vapor barrier, and state-of-the-art Intus Windows that allow for superior insulation without sacrificing quality air ventilation, Ware said the home is an example of seamlessly merging smart sustainability and economics.

"The technologies have been around for a while but not economically feasible until the last five to eight years," said Ware, who has a LEED AP accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council. "This level of sustainability can be available for everyone."

Read the full article in The Portsmouth Herald.