Zero Energy Ready Certified Homes Passes 1000 (Video)
March 17, 2017
A ZERH certified insulated concrete form residence by Charis Homes in North Canton, Ohio
In 2016, more than 1,000 homes were certified under the Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Homes program. Many more new homes are planned to meet the standard for affordable high performance homes.
The DOE promotes ZERH homes as "the home of the future," a home that lives, works, and lasts better. The homes are designed to be so energy efficient that a renewable energy system can offset all or most of their annual energy consumption.
The Zero Energy Ready Home program is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings initiative. The Building Technologies Office (BTO) collaborates with the residential building industry to improve the energy efficiency of both new and existing homes. By developing, demonstrating, and deploying cost-effective solutions, BTO strives to reduce by 2025, the energy use for space conditioning and water heating in single-family homes by 40% from 2010 levels.
The DOE created a video to helps consumers learn why leading experts would choose Zero Energy Ready Home for themselves based on seven must-have systems.
Click here to take a tour of ZERH homes across the country.