Acacia Zero Energy Home
The Acacia zero energy home was outfitted with the latest renewable energy technology, while keeping the historic look envisioned by the architect. Newport Renewables provided turnkey construction services for the construction of this zero energy home in Bristol, Rhode Island. The geothermal heating and cooling system and solar PV array offset 100% of the home’s space conditioning, and electricity needs. The 33-panel array was completed and turned online in November 2015. The solar array is expected to generate 13,200 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, providing 100% of the facilities annual electricity consumption. The system will offset the equivalent of 10.2 tons of carbon dioxide annually, and generate enough clean energy to power 1 home each year.
A super efficient building envelope, geothermal heating and cooling system, solar PV array, and one happy family.
The home utilizes two geothermal heat pumps to heat and cool throughout the year.
A view of the insulated slab on grade foundation prior to the installation of radiant tubing.
Radiant tubing installed through the entire first floor.
Topping off the structure with the final ridge beam.
Geothermal wells were drilled behind the home.