Nanotechnology research has been rapidly intensifying in several fields such as biomedical, optical and electronics. Now it is being used to create an efficient heating source inside of homes and buildings. The white paper explains what nanotechnology is and how it is transforming the way we heat our living spaces.
The South Sarasota Habitat for Humanity affiliate has constructed 21 DOE Zero Energy Ready-labeled homes to date including one home, the Saragossa Innovation Home in Venice, Florida, that won a 2016 DOE Housing Innovation Award.
This living laboratory is a home performance triple-play: zero energy, zero water, and zero sewer. Solar panels produce more power than the highly efficient home uses in a year, while rain water provides all of the home’s water supply and waste water is disposed on site.
When a net-zero-energy home can be built at a cost on par with traditional construction, everyone wins. TC Legend Homes is helping to usher in a new era of green construction in which home owners don’t have to choose between cutting-edge efficiency and staying on budget.
Aebi’s five homes in the Green Acres development in the Village of New Paltz, New York, achieved Home Energy Rating System (HERS) scores of about 25 before adding solar photovoltaic panels, and net zero energy scores of -1 to -7 after adding PV.
One reason people choose to live in the EcoVillage co-housing community is the community’s commitment to sustainability. That commitment to sustainability, especially sustainable energy-efficient construction, is one reason why builder Kendall Carpenter of AquaZephyr, LLC, wanted to work on the co-communal housing project.
The family living in builder Scott Willemsen’s latest high-performance home are “more than pleased” with their monthly utility bills. The utilities in their new 1,407-ft² all-electric home in Lakeland, Florida, average less than $70/month.
Charis Homes built the first U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready certified home in the state of Ohio. The high-performance home, completed in 2015 in Richfield, Ohio, also earned Charis Homes its first Housing Innovation Award from DOE.
When you think of home building in the “land of 10,000 lakes,” water conservation may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but for the home buyers of this award-winning custom home, who were recent transplants from drought-stricken...
When a rare tornado touched down on Johns Island on the coast of South Carolina, all of the homes in its path sustained considerable damage except for one–a two-story, 3,756-ft² custom home built by Insulsteel of South Carolina, LLC, to the criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home program.
United Way built this 1,890-square-foot home in Deer Park, Long Island, New York, to the performance criteria of the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. The United Way home’s average projected utility bills will be less than $60 a month thanks to a solar photovoltaic system and a high-performance building envelope.