Big Idea Architecture with Small Energy Footprints
  • COST EFFECTIVE ENERGY-RETROFIT

    photo above by Aaron Usher

    photo above by Aaron Usher

    An existing wood-frame, single family home was the focus of a deep energy retro-fit. Located on the East Side of Providence, this type of project has proven difficult for many home-owners when trying to combine cost-effectiveness with ‘green.’

    In order to keep costs down, distill studio moved away from the typical talk of renewable energy sources and approached this project by focusing on the fudamentals of energy-efficiency and building science. Speical attention was paid to components such as Air-Barriers, Envelope and Heating and Cooling strategies.

    We will be updating our projects tab shortly to demonstrate our design strategy, show before and after images and share energy-use data once we have enough to demonstrate where this existing house now stands in comparison to it’s old patterns.