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Case Study: The Roosevelt House

We helped design an award-winning, carbon-free home that is 40-50 percent more energy efficient than a typical new home, leaving the homeowners with a net zero energy bill.

The Roosevelt House in Hartford, Connecticut is Hartford Habitat for Humanity’s first home built to the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home standards. It’s so energy efficient, it can offset all or most of its energy consumption.

The project won the grand prize in the Affordability Category – Single-Family Detached – of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation awards, beating out winners from around the country. 

We partnered with the Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity (HAHFH), Home Energy Technologies, Posigen and The Connecticut Green Bank to create a home for the future. 

Eversource energy efficiency experts designed the home using the latest technologies and construction techniques including:

  • Airtight construction
  • Solar panels
  • A heat pump water heater
  • Low-flow water fixtures
  • ENERGY-STAR certified appliances

With these technologies, the Roosevelt House homeowners can live comfortably, save significantly on energy costs and feel good knowing their home is carbon-free. 

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your current home or are getting ready to build a new structure, you can work with us to put grand prize-winning energy expertise to work in your own home. 

Partner With Us

Whether you’re looking to go net-zero or just looking to save energy on your new construction project, work with us at the planning stage to make sure your project is ready for an energy-efficient future.  

Home Energy Solutions Visit

To get started, we recommend a Home Energy Solutions visit. 

Our approved energy contractor will visit your home, inspect its energy use and provide you with customized recommendations to save money and energy. If you’d like to get started remotely, we offer Virtual Home Visits, too.