Season 40: Jamestown Net-Zero House
This Old House is headed to a century-old New England cottage in Jamestown, Rhode Island, to restore the home's charm while also making it energy efficient. Homeowners Dana and Donald have a net-zero energy goal for the new home for their family of four, with state-of-the-art energy efficiency and environmental sensitivity at top of mind
Finishing closets, baseboards, a linear shower drain, and floating vanities are installed.
Giant tile project. Revisiting the 20th. Retro fireplace and modern cabinets installed.
Puddingstone wall, revisit Cambridge modern, trimless recessed lights, rain water runoff.
Rafters for a cantilevered roof, venting solve, ductwork puzzle, snow cleats
Calculating stair riser height, foundation insulation, radiant heat, return to Santa Fe.
Paver selection, skylight install, sewer line replacement, and foundation repair.
In-counter outlets lesson. Visit with visits Nathan Gilbert. Norm frames a skylight.
Buttress poured, visit to Manchester by the sea, puzzling ductwork, and PVC trim installed
Apprentices lay a foundation sill, Richard scopes the sewer, and modern design inside.
Brookline removes asbestos, salvage, and trees, and a visit to the first TOH project house
Tommy and Kevin learn about the full scope of work, as Charlie starts the demolition.
Touring the Net-Zero yard and barn, the upstairs, main floor, mechanicals, and kitchen.
Induction cooking. Solar panel and unique lattice installs. A lesson in ERV. Landscaping.
Kevin reviews an architecture studio’s designs. Plumbing goes in, and a vanity is built.
Load center install, cedar shingling, basement insulation, plan framing, beam barn raising
Crucial net-zero insulation. Apprentices. Efficient decorative lighting. Rafter tails.
New apprentices, cabinet showroom, the house gets sheathed, and the Charleston finish line
Shingle removal. Precast concrete walls. Tour of Jamestown. Pre-case foundation set.