Drive To Net Zero Home Competition Qualifications

Awards & Benefits 1st Place: $5,000 2nd Place: $2,000 3rd Place: $1,000 Qualifications & Requirements The competition weighs five criteria: 1. Lowest overall HERS Index (technical); 2. Lowest HERS index prior to renewables technologies (technical); 3. Most affordable project, cost per square foot (technical and will be treated confidentially); 4. The home’s estimated total annual […]

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Winning Drive to Net Zero Competition Homes Combine Comfort and Savings

When Janet Taft decided to move from North Hampton, Mass. to Newbury, N.H. in 2018, she immediately began searching for a builder who was as passionate about constructing a net zero home as she was, both for reasons of energy efficiency and air quality. “I wanted a mold-free home, but I also wanted to be […]

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Best Practices In Energy Efficiency: Drive To Net Zero Winners Announced

NHSaves Honors Homeowners, Builders and Architects for Projects in Newbury, Sutton and Etna Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Hand for Ceremony As the first homebuilder to receive certification for a Zero Energy Ready Home in New Hampshire, Unity Homes of Walpole knows what it takes to build green. That experience and know how is on display […]

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2019 Net Zero Competition Homes Winners Combine Comfort and Savings

In the future, John and Barbara Williams see a day when electric cars become the norm, and they want to be ready. That’s one of the reasons that led them to build a home that would be as energy efficient—and energy productive—as possible. The result is a 1,300-square-foot home in Franconia named winner of the […]

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Energy Codes and Zero Energy Homes Training – Atkinson

This full-day training will include a morning session on building science, followed by an overview and comparison of the Residential 2009 and 2015 Energy Codes. In the afternoon, we will discuss Zero Energy Homes. Topics will include: reducing energy loads, high efficiency building shells, and considerations for mechanical systems, domestic hot water and renewables. Breakfast […]

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Net Zero Home Competition

The Drive to Net Zero competition seeks to identify, encourage and promote building contractors to build high efficiency, net zero energy homes. For more information: Net Zero Home Competition Program

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ENERGY STAR® Homes Program Application

All fields with * are required Program Description Net Zero Challenge—Homes entering this challenge must meet the ENERGY STAR Homes 3.1 certification requirements and have a renewable energy system installed, such as solar photovoltaics, a small wind turbine or a micro‐hydro turbine. Participants compete for a cash incentive to design and build super-high-efficiency, zero‐net‐energy homes. […]

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Building to Be More Energy Efficient with the ENERGY STAR® Homes Program

Matt Silva is on the cutting edge of building technology. As founder of Portsmouth-based Profile Homes, Silva is focused on “high-performance home design and building science.” The immediate differentiator in Profile’s business model is the ability for customers to build their home online using 3D technology. But Silva is also committed to building net zero […]

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