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The  New American Barn  is designed to last for a very long time with minimal maintenance. The home's superior energy efficiency is enhanced by natural earth temperatures and passive solar gain in the winter, and strategic shading with ground cooling in the summer.

The New American Barn is designed to last for a very long time with minimal maintenance. The home's superior energy efficiency is enhanced by natural earth temperatures and passive solar gain in the winter, and strategic shading with ground cooling in the summer.

realsmarthouse® is the first trademarked residential building methodology in the U.S. developed expressly for Passive House Certification, the world's fastest growing energy performance standard, as well as the US EnergyStar and Net Zero Energy standards.

Realsmarthouses are sustainable, designed to be energy neutral, low maintenance, extremely efficient, beautifully crafted, healthy living, high value environments. The first model, a sunlit two-story 3-BR 2.5-BA home we call The New American Barn, above, is presently under construction in Connecticut.

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