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Net-Zero Energy Festival – Burlington, VT


585 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont Free admission rain date: September 24

Burlington Electric Department is hosting a day of outdoor fun for the whole family to share Burlington’s Net Zero Energy vision.


In addition to all the fun […]

Passive House at Maple Corner: Part 2

E. Montpelier, Central VT Habitat for Humanity PH project. Montpelier Construction builders. Image: Chris Miksic.

How to build your own passive house or remodel

Barbara and Greg Whitchurch

In this article, we’ll describe how you might go about building your own Passive House (PH) or remodel.

First: Get a certified PH professional. Try […]

Passive House at Maple Corner: Part 1

The Dawkins Passive House built by Montpelier Construction. The porch roof keeps the summer sun off the windows, but allows winter sun to heat the home. Photos: Kurt Budliger, for Montpelier Construction.

Barbara and Greg Whitchurch

In the world of Passive House (PH), it is often said that a PH can look any […]

NESEA ZNE Development Tour on the VT/NH Border

Friday, November 8, 2019 West Lebanon, NH

CEUs: 3.5 PHIUS CPHC; 3.0 AIA LU/HSW ; certificates of attendance provided to all attendees

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$25 Members/$35 Non-Members

Tracy Community Housing

Join NESEA for this Pro Tour of an affordable housing community built for PHIUS certification. This community, designed by hosting […]


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

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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 […]

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 […]