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Lessons from Asheville’s First Zero Energy Ready Home

Our company's first Zero Energy Ready Home was built in Asheville, North Carolina. [Image credit: Leigha Dickens]

Published in Green Building Advisor Locate ducts inside the home’s conditioned space and include an efficient hot water distribution system By Leigha Dickens | May 28, 2019 The Department of Energy would like builders to up their game. Though the energy savings achieved by the DOE’s Energy Star Homes program (said to be 20%) is […]

1. The Envelope Please

This is the first a series of videos on Net-Zero Energy Homes featuring Bob (The Builder) Irving, Award Winning Net-Zero Energy Home Builder.   https://youtu.be/EWbAEE9-cfw

2. Moisture Management

This is the second in a series of videos on Net-Zero Energy Building on Moisture Management. This series features Bob (The Builder) Irving, Award winning Net-Zero Energy builder. This video discusses how to manage moisture from the ground up.

3. Thermal Bridging

This is the third in a series of videos on Net-Zero Energy Homes featuring Bob (The Builder) Irving of Canterbury NH. Thermal Bridging heat conducted from warm to cold through the wood framing of a home.  This is one of the primary ways in which homes loose energy.  This video discusses what thermal bridging is, […]

– Net-Zero Homes –

Buildings use almost 50% of the energy consumed in the United States in 2019,  One of the most effective ways for cutting energy consumption and carbon emissions is to make houses more efficient.  Accomplishing this is a two prong effort.   The first is to design and build all new buildings so they produce all the […]

4. Infiltration

Infiltration is the fourth in a series of videos on Net-Zero Energy Homes. Learn how to air seal a house.  Then, learn how to test your work to see how well you did!  

5. Air Sealing and Ventilation

This is the fifth in a series of videos on Net-Zero Energy Homes Featuring Bob (The Builder) Irving This video discusses how to air-seal a home and then measure how well you did!  

The Economics of Zero-Energy Homes – Rocky Mountain Institute Report

Net Zero Energy Homes Resources These reports are from the Rocky Mountain Institute:               REPORT/PAPER         The Economics of Zero-Energy Homes The Economics of Zero-Energy Homes                  2019   |  By. Jacob Corvida, Michael Gartman, AlisaPeterson Zero-Energy Homes Are Ready for […]