Boundless energy and opportunity for activity and entertainment with restaurants, breweries and cafes serving farm-to-table local fare; live music in the park and at the Opera House; boat access to Lake Champlain from the Otter Creek; year round farmer's markets; co-working spaces; mountain biking, skiing and hiking in every direction; and cultural as well as shopping opportunities minutes away in Burlington and Middlebury, Vermont.
NET ZERO BUILDING
A zero-energy building, also known as net zero building, is a building with zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site. These buildings consequently contribute less overall greenhouse gas to the atmosphere than similar non-ZNE buildings. They do at times consume non-renewable energy and produce greenhouse gases, but at other times reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas production elsewhere by the same amount. Fisher Farm homes are Net-Zero certified homes.
Fisher Farm homes are constructed in a controlled indoor setting in Vermont, and finished onsite by a team of experienced local contractors to maximize the efficiency of constructing your new home and its energy consumption.
FISHER FARM HOMES ACHIEVE ZERO-ENERGY THROUGH:
• The walls, roof, and floor are dense packed with 6000 pounds of insulation.
• Every joint and crack is sealed in our controlled environment build space.
• All-electric HVAC systems incorporate efficient heat-pump technology, and all appliances and lighting are ENERGY STAR rated.
• Solar panels produce all the energy for a VERMOD home. Electricity is sold back to the utility, so high electric usage in the winter is offset by a credit for high solar production during the summer.