Zero Energy House- 499 Newhall Street
This home was built with funding from Capital For Change (formerly known as the CT Housing Investment Fund), a non-profit lending institution and a tax credit investment from Eversource Energy Company through the low income housing tax credit program. The home also includes an attached, two car garage and an "in-law" one bedroom apartment. "We thank all the wonderful partners that helped support and fund this project, Without the Eversource Energy Corporation and Capital For Change we could never have done it, noted Dale Kroop. done it, noted Dale Kroop. The home includes many significant energy conservation features including advanced framing exterior walls, shallow frost protected foundations, Energy Star V3 certified with LED lighting and Energy Star appliances, U-Value U = .17 / triple glazed windows, significant insulation, many green and recycled products, Low VOC materials such as paints, adhesives, glues, cabinetry, carpet and Space Heating and Cooling through a new split air source heat pump system. The new owner will add solar panels to take advantage of tax credits for the investment of a photovoltaic system. With the addition of the panels the home will be close to energy (cost) free. The home was designed by Christopher Widmer Architects from Guilford and engineering services by Godfrey/Hoffman Associates. The home was built by Joseph Raffone and AAMSA, General Contractors from Hamden. The project was completed on time and within budget. The mortgage broker was Michael Bagley from the First World Mortgage Company. Banking services were provided to HEDC by Bankwell Bank. Legal Services provided by Cohen and Wolf PC and Palumbo and Delaura law firms. The property was the previous location of a home which was remediated and demolished under the Newhall Residential remediation program which was completed in 2013. The funds for this home were raised to help to begin to rebuild the community.