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COOPERSTOWN – Josh Edmonds has built the future at 45 Delaware St.
• POINT ONE: A partner in the Simple Integrity construction firm, Edmonds has been paying $4,000 a year to heat his home in Springfield Center. The 2,600-square-foot house he’s just finished building at 45 Delaware will cost $254 a year to heat.
“That’s a pretty substantial difference,” Edmonds said in a recent interview: $4,000 vs. $254.
A home like the one he’s just completed – it’s on target to be certified by the Passive House Institute, the international gold standard – costs 3 percent more to build than a standard house.
COOPERSTOWN – For Josh Edmonds, the lot at 10 Chestnut St. represents a chance to solve two problems in the village – adding housing and reducing energy consumption.
“The village needs long-term rentals,” he said. “And I see a need for more energy-efficient construction.”
Edmonds, a passive-house consultant through, Simple Integrity, his contracting company, has proposed a two-story, 12-unit building on the lot at 10 Chestnut St, next to the Inn at Cooperstown.
At the Village Board meeting on Tuesday, May 28, Edmonds revealed details about the proposed project: 12 two-bedroom units, with the six apartments on the first floor designated as handicap-accessible. There will also be 24 parking spaces.