Brio54′s H1 to H5 models range from an urban infill, to a 520SF studio retreat.
“Through prototyping and built the Brio54_H4 showcase house in Milford, CT, as been open for guided tours by appointment since mid January 2011.
In order to offer an overall energy performance rating system that is simple and easy to understand, The H4 prototype has received a score of 49,
The H4 Protype uses the DOE Energy Smart Home Scale, short E-scale. receiving a score of 49, which means that it is 51% more energy efficient than the average new home currently built in the United States .
This score is due to a very tight & highly insulated building envelope, a high efficiency heating, cooling & ventilation system, a high efficiency instant water heater, energy star rated appliances, water sense rated fixtures, as well as dimmer switches & occupancy sensors”….<More>