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Zero Energy Home Conference And Course Calendar

The following conferences, seminars, online courses and webinars provide builders and designers with the knowledge they need to effectively design, build, and retrofit zero energy homes. While some of the offerings do not mention zero energy homes, the principles taught are directly applicable to designing, building, retrofitting and marketing zero net energy. These are scheduled […]

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Net Zero Home Sales And Appraiser Courses Online

Here are several valuable online marketing and appraisal courses for realtors and appraisers, as well as for builders, who are interested in more effectively valuing and marketing their zero energy homes. Appraisers may find the Valuing Net Zero Energy Buildings of special interest along with the Earth Advantage Accredited Green Appraiser course.

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Zero Energy Project connects homebuyers, builders, designers and real estate professionals with resources for advancing the net zero energy home marketplace

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Zero Energy Home Building And Design Course Calendar

Their courses can be taken individually or as part of an online, four semester, 33-credit Master’s degree program or as part of a 9-credit certificate in Sustainable Design. The 8-week, graduate-level courses are interactive, convenient and taught by industry experts. Fall 2019 Session 01: August 26 – October 19

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The Zero Energy Home Design Process

Engage the Team. Early in the design process, create a project team including all the relevant building trades, including framers, insulators, plumbers, electricians, and solar contractors. The team should identify the most cost-effective energy efficiency measures in the design and the most cost-effective sequence for implementing these measures.

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Find Energy Auditors And Consultants

Energy Auditors and Consultants. An energy auditor, also called an energy consultant or an energy rater, will inspect your home to estimate its current level of energy use. This involves measuring insulation thickness, identifying HVAC equipment efficiency, and testing the amount of air leakage in the building shell (ceilings, walls and floors).

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Zero Energy Home Builders California

Net Zero Home Sales & Appraiser Courses Online; Glossary of Zero Energy Terms; Add your Free Zero Energy Home Listing to Realty Sage; Zero Energy Homes of the Future are Available Today; Zero Homes are Comparable in Cost to Standard Homes; Renovator. Energy Audits for Existing Homes; Remodeling on the Path to Zero for Homeowners; Zero Energy

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Zero Energy Home Builders Massachusetts

Net Zero Home Sales & Appraiser Courses Online; Glossary of Zero Energy Terms; Add your Free Zero Energy Home Listing to Realty Sage; Zero Energy Homes of the Future are Available Today; Zero Homes are Comparable in Cost to Standard Homes; Renovator. Energy Audits for Existing Homes; Remodeling on the Path to Zero for Homeowners; Zero Energy

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Select An Energy Efficient, Zero Energy Home Heating And

Select an Energy Efficient Heating & Cooling System Step 8. Reducing the energy required for heating and cooling is essential to meeting the net zero goal. An air-source heat pump is the most energy efficient heating and cooling system currently available. It takes heat out of the air, even when temperatures fall below zero, and moves it as hot

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Zero Energy Home Builders Washington

Net Zero Home Sales & Appraiser Courses Online; Glossary of Zero Energy Terms; Add your Free Zero Energy Home Listing to Realty Sage; Zero Energy Homes of the Future are Available Today; Zero Homes are Comparable in Cost to Standard Homes; Renovator. Energy Audits for Existing Homes; Remodeling on the Path to Zero for Homeowners; Zero Energy

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Buy A Zero Energy Home

Buy a zero energy home. Buying a zero energy home is smart investment — for your family, your health, your lifestyle, and your future. A home is one of the most important purchases you’ll make in your lifetime. Because zero energy homes are built today to tomorrow’s …

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Super-Seal The Net Zero Building Envelope

Super-Seal the Building Envelope Step 4. Step 4. Air sealing a home is generally considered the most cost-effective way to reduce space heating and cooling energy use. It also improves comfort, and indoor air quality. Achieving a high level of air tightness requires more than just filling visible holes, it requires several well thought out steps.

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Every State Has Home Energy Efficiency Assistance Programs

Throughout the US, homeowners are taking proactive, meaningful steps to moderate their home’s energy use and lower their carbon footprint. Since buildings alone are responsible for 40% of the energy used in the US, reducing the amount used by both single-family and multi-family homes is one of the best ways to combat global climate change […]

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Zero Energy Home Builders Oregon

Net Zero Home Sales & Appraiser Courses Online; Glossary of Zero Energy Terms; Add your Free Zero Energy Home Listing to Realty Sage; Zero Energy Homes of the Future are Available Today; Zero Homes are Comparable in Cost to Standard Homes; Renovator. Energy Audits for Existing Homes; Remodeling on the Path to Zero for Homeowners; Zero Energy

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Zero Energy Building Case Studies

Zero Energy Building Case Studies. While zero energy homes are the homes of the future, they can look like any home and are often hiding in plain sight in neighborhoods all around the U.S. and Canada. Architectural styles run the gamut from modern to craftsman to renovated farmhouses and more. Browse the case studies, below to envision the kind

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What Are Zero Energy Homes

Zero Energy Homes are Quality Homes. Zero energy homes are better, more durable, homes from the ground floor up to the roof. Thicker more air-tight walls, fresh filtered air, and advanced window technologies, among many other features, ensure that our zero energy home is better protected and more durable than the average home.

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Four Steps To Zero Carbon Buildings

The Paris Agreement and almost all climate scientists call for the world economy to get to zero net carbon by 2050 in order to prevent the worst of the projected climate disruptions. To reach this goal all buildings and their associated transportation will need to achieve zero net carbon. Until recently, most of the discussion and effort has been focused on reducing carbon emissions resulting

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Select Optimum Window Performance

Window Performance Metrics. U-value (also known as U-factor) is the rate of heat transfer expressed as a decimal number from 0 to 1. Lower numbers mean less heat transfer. A single pane of glass is about U-1.0. A typical double-glazed window would be around U …

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Heat Water Wisely When Designing And Building Sustainable

Heat Water Wisely Step 9. Once space heating and cooling has been addressed, water heating methods – the second largest opportunity for efficiency improvement – must be considered. To optimize energy efficiency in a zero energy home, builders, and designers should look at the type and location of the water heating system they install as

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Positive Energy Homes

Positive Energy Homes are zero energy homes that are so efficient they produce more energy than they consume, leaving you with extra energy to use in other ways such as powering your mobile devices, power tools or even your electric car. There are two pathways to owning a positive energy home. A home can be designed and built as a positive energy home from the start, or an existing zero energy

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Certifying Zero Energy Home Performance

The most important reason for certifying the energy performance of a home is to clearly communicate the value of the home’s added features to the marketplace. Certification supports the home’s higher appraised value and encourages higher levels of financing to cover the cost of energy improvements. In a rental market, certification can make the case […]

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Use Energy Modeling For The Most Cost-Effective Zero

Energy modeling helps determine which energy saving features are most cost effective. Energy modeling software is an important design tool that helps builders identify the least expensive measures required to create a zero energy home. Modeling should be conducted in multiple iterations of the design, analyzing the energy impact of different design choices, such as […]

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20 Advantages Of Living In A Zero Energy Home

Live in a Low Maintenance Home. Due to its durable, airtight construction and fresh air system, zero energy homes are low maintenance and easy to keep clean. No moisture means no mold or water damage. Fresh filtered air means less dust and easier cleaning. # 15.

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All Cities With Climate Action Plans

This listing identifies all the currently known municipalities committed to building climate action plans and includes links to their actual plans. Zero Energy Project will keep this list up to date as the climate action movement expands. Data is sortable by column by clicking on the column head. Status Key: C=Committed, D=Developing, I= Implementing

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Builder Subsidies- Incentives And Tax Credits

The long-term financial benefits of energy efficient homes are well established. Net Zero Energy homes cost less to own. The biggest financial challenge is the up-front investment for the materials and labor. Fortunately, many utilities and agencies, as well as the federal government, offer financial incentives. Any U.S. taxpayer or builder is eligible for a 22% […]

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Zero Homes Are Comparable In Cost To

Zero Energy is Ready for the Mainstream. Zero energy homes may have a reputation for being too expensive for mainstream buyers, but a new study by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) shows the margin is closing. Performance improvements in the building shell and heating equipment needed to reach a “zero energy ready” state increase home prices by only 4%.

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Directory Archive

Net Zero Home Sales & Appraiser Courses Online; Glossary of Zero Energy Terms; Add your Free Zero Energy Home Listing to Realty Sage; Zero Energy Homes of the Future are Available Today; Zero Homes are Comparable in Cost to Standard Homes; Renovator. Energy Audits for Existing Homes; Remodeling on the Path to Zero for Homeowners; Zero Energy

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CO2 Takes Heat Pump Water Heaters To The Next Level

Technology is rapidly changing the face of domestic water heating. Federal appliance efficiency standards, passed in 2010 and effective in 2015, require that electric tank water heaters must use less energy. For electric-powered tanks 55 gallons or smaller, like those used most often in smaller homes, efficiency standards inched higher from 92% to 96%. Larger […]

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Zero Energy Homes Cost Less To Own

With cost-effective design and construction, the energy saving features and solar collectors for a zero energy home may add 5 to 10% over the cost of a similar-sized home built to code after incentives. However, the average monthly energy savings on the zero home will be significantly greater than the added monthly mortgage payment. As […]

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Zero Energy Commercial And Public Buildings

Construction of zero net energy commercial and public buildings is on the rise as companies and organizations are increasingly discovering that zero energy buildings can improve their bottom line. Facilitiesnet.com dispels four myths about zero energy commercial buildings that developers and builders should not let stand in their way. And the National Renewable Energy Laboratory […]

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How To Decarbonize The American Household

Rewiring America is an organization dedicated to decarbonizing the economy by electrifying everything. They have recently published a report “No Place Like Home: Fighting Climate Change (and Saving Money) by Electrifying America’s Households” by Saul Griffith and Sam Calisch. Rewiring America asked co-author Sam Calisch, to walk us through some of the Household Report. …

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Heat Pump Clothes Dryers — Ready For Prime Time

The most widely available and least expensive heat pump models are 4 cubic feet in size and cost around $1000, while a standard electric 4 cubic foot vented dryer also cost about $1000. So if you are looking for a compact dryer, payback is not an issue and you will …

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The Mythical Threat To Double-Stud Walls

What follows is a surface-level look at what’s happening inside some of the double-stud walls Dan and I built together in Maine. Many of you may be aware of what Dan refers to as “the yeti of building science.”. I can’t recall if he coined that phrase but it’s a good one.

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Six Steps To Success With Heat Recovery Ventilation

One of the most visible, and perhaps even iconic, features of a super energy-efficient home is the heat recovery ventilator (HRV). These devices remove stale air from the home and replace it with pre-heated fresh air from outside. The result is better indoor air quality and lower energy use than in standard homes. The HRV […]

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Zero Energy Multifamily Buildings: Three Case Studies

The R-951 Residence is a 5,600 square foot, four story row house in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn and is a unique project demonstrating that Zero Energy is attainable in dense urban environments. The building, designed by Paul A. Castrucci, Architect, has three 1,500 square foot apartments, each with its own solar panels and electric systems.

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Model Climate Action Plans And Ordinances

Taking action to address the challenges of climate change is not only an individual responsibility, it is also an important role of government, whether it be local, state or federal. In the U.S., some key cities are leading the way. These cities begin by passing a climate ordinance which mandates that a …

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Warmer Climate Construction And Design Considerations

There two main reasons. First, there are generally fewer degrees of difference between indoor and outdoor conditions in warmer climates. In Florida, cooling a building from 95 degrees to 75 degrees requires only 20 degrees of change. Warming a home in Wisconsin from 25 degrees to 70 degrees means increasing the temperature by 45 degrees.

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Create An Energy Efficient Fresh Air Supply In Zero Energy

Airtight construction saves energy and improves the durability of buildings. While an energy efficient home can never be “too tight”, since it is so airtight, it is necessary to provide a clean, healthy indoor environment. This involves three steps: reducing or eliminating indoor pollution sources, installing automatic, controlled ventilation, and providing air filtration. A good […]

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Zero Energy Home Builders Quebec

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Zero Energy Remodels Case Studies

Zero Energy Remodels Case Studies. Remodels Case Studies. These remodeling case studies and videos are an excellent way to learn about variety of strategies, products, and techniques, as well as to explore the many possibilities for renovating a home, whether …

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Appliances Archives

This is Whirlpool’s most energy-efficient clothes dryer. It easily installs in more places thanks to the HybridCare™ true ventless heat pump technology. Low drying temperatures and high air volume provide a gentle drying environment. HybridCare™ true ventless technology offers the capacity to use significantly less heat than a Duet

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Case Studies Archive

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Insulation Archives

Introducing Pure Safety® insulation by Owens Corning. In addition to being the world’s first certified asthma & allergy friendly® insulation, Pure Safety® is a high performance insulation that has up to 65% less dust and is mold and mildew resistant. It’s Class A fire rated and reduces noise up to 50%. Pure Safety® insulation

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