Season 40 - The Jamestown Net-Zero House Episodes
S40 E13: Net Zero Comes Together
Today is the day the net-zero house gets turned over to the Powers family. Kevin and Tommy pick up builder Jeff at the Idea House and drive to Jamestown for the big reveal
S40 E12: Energy-saving Installations
Richard demonstrates how an energy recovery ventilator works, using red and blue smoke to illustrate the flow of indoor air and outdoor air through the core of the machine.
S40 E11: Roger’s Nod to Sod
In just a few short weeks the grass will go in, and luckily Roger has a good solution. Roger joins Jenn and Kevin at a nearby sod farm where hundreds of acres of environmentally-friendly grass is grown.
S40 E10: Powering Net Zero
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S40 E9: Designing Their Dream Home
Kevin opens the episode in Providence, RI to meet the homeowners at their architecture office.
S40 E8: Airtight House
Richard watches as the home is sealed against air leaks. Jeff reviews his pre-drywall checklist. Jeff fabricates pieces for porch columns and rails. Tom puts on shingles as the final layer of the exterior wall system.
S40 E7: Modern Barn Raising
Coming up: Load center installation, correct cedar shingling, basement insulation, plan framing, beam barn raising
S40 E6: Net-Zero Blanket
Roof insulation is next step at the net zero house. Richard tours the basement of The Breakers in Newport. Kevin meets Congressman Norcross at the house, who is also an electrician. Apprentices install and flash windows.
S40 E5: Ramp Up the R Value
Insulation is crucial to a net zero house. Jeff and the apprentices start the work. Dana shops for efficient yet decorative lighting. Tom and Jeff work with the apprentices to build false rafter tails and then install them.
S40 E4: A Charleston Family House is Reborn
New apprentices join the team in Rhode Island as the roof goes up. The house gets sheathed. It’s the finish line at Judith’s house in Charleston. Kevin and Tom take the grand tour.
S40 E3: HVAC of the Future
Framing net zero. Heat loss and gain to design a balanced HVAC system. A visit the International Builders Show. Old wiring and plumbing exposed.
S40 E2: Net Zero From the Ground Up
Shingle removal. A visit to a manufacturer of precast concrete walls. Kevin gets a tour of historic Jamestown. Foundation wall panels arrive and are placed
S40 E1: The Net-Zero Bungalow
Tom and Kevin cross the bridge from Newport, RI to Jamestown where they tour the next project—a 1920’s bungalow which will become a larger net zero house. They meet the family and builder.