Devens Green DOE Challenge Home

An exterior image of the Devens Green Department of Energy Challenge Home dusted with snow.
When we had the other house, we were spending all this money on oil to heat the home in winter. In this home, we do not have these bills, so in the winter, we keep the house at a very comfortable 71 degrees.

Imagine that instead of costing you energy, your home produced it. This is exactly what homeowner Wes Parlee experiences in his Devens, Massachusetts, home. Even with the extreme cold temperatures the Northeast experiences, Parlee’s hyper-heating ductless units from Mitsubishi Electric are ideal for these immense energy savings and ample comfort. Download the PDF below to read more. You’ll hear from the owner and builder, and see a photo of the home.

Devens Green DOE Challenge Home

Project Location: Devens, Massachusetts
Completion Date: April 2012
Certifications: DOE Challenge Home 2013 Housing Innovation Award, ENERGY STAR® - Version 3, EPA Indoor airPLUS

Project Team

  • Owner: Wes Parlee
  • Builder: Transformations, Inc., Townsend, Massachusetts
  • HVAC Contractor: Frank’s Heating Service, Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Mitsubishi Electric Equipment Installed

  • (3) MSZ-FE12NA Wall-Mounted Indoor Units
  • (3) MUZ-FE12NA H2i® Outdoor Units

Product Category
Ductless Systems
Home Residence
Completion Date
April, 2012
Case Study Type
For Homeowners
Text Box Type
key terms
energy recovery systems/lossnay
energy savings/rebates/efficiency
new construction

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