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Campton Sustainability at Home









(This house reported 30 resource efficient features.
Percentages above indicate the distribution of features and total 100%)


  • To create a healthy, sustainable living rooted in New England vernacular using the following features:
    *Energy Efficiency
    *Use of Renewable Energy (Mr. Sun)
    *Passive Solar Orientation for Heating
    *Passive Shading and Cooling Devices
    *Use of Re-Claimed Materials
    *Low Maintenance and Material Longevity
    *Reduced Water Consumption
    *Integrated Into Landscape
    *Adequate Fresh Air Exchange
    *Tight Building Envelope
    *Product Life Cycle (manufacturing to disposal)
    *Total Project Cost To Be Similar to “Normal” Construction
Campton Sustainability (Photo by John Hession, Advanced Digital Photography)


  • Location: Campton, New Hampshire
  • Climate Zone: Cold
  • Type of Project: New Construction
  • Home Completed: 2004
  • Setting: rural
  • Energy Source: - solar - propane - grid electric
  • Layout: Single-Family; 3 bedroom; Detached garage
  • Lot Size: 75 acre
  • Square Footage: 3180
  • Sales Market: Middle-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: $ 92.00


Patrick Miller

- Homeowner

Phone: (603) 794-6798

Homeowners Patrick Miller and Pamela Andruszkiewicz interests also include Pero Consulting Group and The Jordan Institute.


  • Energy Star Rated and Certified Home   5 Star Rating   2004
  • Home Energy Rating System (HERS)   Score of 90.6   2004


This home demonstrates a practical approach to "building green". The approach started with a reduced demand for energy and water through efficient appliances, equipment and fixtures, increased insulation, conscientious siting and orientation, and design of passive cooling devices such as overhangs, porches, and a cooling tower. The approach continued with research and purchase of both structural and finish materials that achieved the least impact to the environment and health of occupants through the manufacturing to disposal life cycle. In general, this included renewable and natural materials with low offgassing potential, engineered lumber, recycled materials, and those with low maintenance requirements and high durability.

This home was designed for an eye toward the future, both in materials and space. The home consists of 1,980 square foot of conditioned living space, 1,200 square foot of basement, 730 square foot of garage, and 730 square foot of unfinished space above garage. The additional unfinished space will be finished as the family grows and lifestyle or lifecycle changes warrant use of the space. Note: cost per square foot as shown above includes 1,980 square foot of conditioned space and 1,200 square foot of unconditioned basement.

Recycled Blue Jean Insulation from Bonded Logic

Bamboo Flooring (Photo by John Hession, Advanced Digital Photography)

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