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
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.
The 40th season begins with a 1920’s bungalow which will become a larger net zero house