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NHSAVES DRIVE TO NET ZERO COMPETITION UNDERWAY

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 […]

In Warren, renowned Vermont architect designs concrete house

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 […]

The Secret is Out:

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 […]

Last Call!

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 […]

NESEA Speakers at BuildingEnergy 15: Andy Shapiro

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 […]

November 15 Green Energy News

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 […]

Government Builds Zero Energy Office Facility

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 […]

A Zero Net Energy Apartment Building in Brooklyn

‘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) […]