New energy-saving houses maximize efficiency.
The Stone Cottage probably doesn’t seem that out of the ordinary to someone passing by. The small, compact house sits just off Stagecoach Road in Morrisville, and while it definitely has a personality all its own, when viewed from the outside it could easily pass for a typical Vermont house.
But the Stone Cottage is a passive house. That doesn’t make it any more unassertive, pliant or malleable than a typical building — it means it’s one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the state.