Search is On for Homes Producing More Energy than They Consume
The second annual NHSaves Drive to Net Zero Home Competition is in full swing with homeowners, builders and architects collaborating to build homes that produce more energy on site than they consume.
NHSaves introduced the Drive to Net Zero Home Competition in 2017 as […]
From the vtdigger.org
Construction is nearing completion on a net zero house in Warren that is made almost entirely of concrete.
Architect Dave Sellers, whose nationally renowned studio is also in Warren, designed the 1,800-square-foot structure on Prickly Mountain, which has been dubbed the Home Run House.
The use of concrete for a […]
Homeowners Want Zero Ready Homes
If homebuyers acted in their own self-interest, Zero Energy Ready Homes would be everywhere in the market. But they are not. The superior homeownership experience with Zero Energy Ready Homes that live, work, last, and feel better has been a secret. No longer. The U.S. Department of Energy has just […]
Get your applications in for the 2015 Housing Innovation Awards
The deadline for the 2015 Housing Innovation Awards is fast approaching. If you have certified a Zero Energy Ready Home within the past year (April 1, 2014- May 31, 2015) you are eligible to submit your application for this prestigious national award from the Department […]
Making the Financial Case for Net Zero Buildings
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Multi-Sector
The presentation illustrates the financial prudence of net zero buildings today. From the outset of design through construction and operation, Maclay Architects and Energy Balance utilize comparative energy modeling and cost estimating to determine financial benefits […]
Resilience and Sustainability:
The first article in a new series in The Guardian about individuals helping to make cities more resilient: There are many lessons to be learned from Alex Wilson’s farm in Vermont. Building durable, well-insulated buildings with simple, redundant systems out of easy-to-fix local, renewable materials in strong, caring communities makes sense just […]
DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s office Building in Golden, CO is the nation’s largest zero energy office building. It will generate as much energy as it uses.
By Roger Lohr
According to the Department of Energy and an article on the New York Times Green Blog, construction of the nation’s largest zero-energy office building […]
‘Bright n’ Green’ Produces all the Energy it Uses
By George Harvey
We introduced Robert Scarano in the June issue with the article, “Green Epiphany.” He is an architect in New York, who had once designed what he calls “energy hogs.” After studying the specifications for the DOE’s Challenge Home (now Zero Energy Ready Home) […]