April 11, 2023

Cold Brook Farm: A Year to Remember

Life at Cold Brook Farm has been everything the proprietors, Jason and Deborah, dreamed it could be, although the first year will always be a year to remember.
November 6, 2021

Beyond R-Value: Insulation and the Zero-Energy Home

Fall is one of the prettiest times of year in New Jersey, but changing leaves, harvest moons, and chilly weather remind us that colder days are ahead. Like all homeowners, Deborah and Jason D. had to settle on the type of insulation material for Cold Brook Farm. However, as with so many construction decisions around the zero-energy home, the choice of insulation—seemingly pedestrian—took an unexpected turn. 
May 19, 2021

The Zero Energy Home: Learning to Be the Change

With a void of practical information and a lack of legislative incentives to build to this standard, homeowners that choose to go the zero energy home route often forge their own paths. Cold Brook Farm has been no exception.