Constructed as the model home for Middlebury’s South Ridge subdivision, a 44 lot residential development with an emphasis on sustainable construction techniques, the Daniel Chipman Model home is one of the first in Vermont to be LEED Certified and receive the “Vermont Builds Greener” certification from Efficiency Vermont.
The home features native Vermont products such as slate and sustainably grown cherry hardwood floors, as well as GE Profile Energy Star appliances, Kohler high efficiency plumbing fixtures, and low power LED recessed lighting. This home utilizes highly efficient hydronic radiant heating throughout, ensuring both efficient and even heating during Vermont winters.
In addition to it’s impressive interior features, careful planning and oversight were provided throughout construction to limit the building envelope, reduce waste, and to position the home for passive solar heating.
The Daniel Chipman Model Home is the 2008 recipient of the Northern Vermont Home Builders and Remodelers Association Best Single Family Home 2,001-2,500 sf and the 2008 HBRA Efficiency Award.
Sandra Vitzthum Architects
ReArch is very proactive in reviewing envelope details, always looking ahead to review and resolve those details weeks and months ahead of construction.