Netzero house

Net Zero Home Competition

NHSaves’ Drive to Net Zero Home Competition celebrates the homeowners, contractors and architects who are building high efficiency, net zero energy homes.

This ongoing challenge demonstrates that building a home that produces more energy on site than it consumes is affordable and achievable.

How Can You Enter?

Drive to netzero finalists

NHSaves’ utility partners introduced the Drive to Net Zero Home Competition in 2017 as a design and build competition for single and multi-family homes. Another seven entered the competition in 2018.

Homes entered in the Drive to Net Zero Home Competition are also part of the ENERGY STAR® Homes program. Homes earning the ENERGY STAR label use 15-30 percent less energy than typical new homes.

Prizes are awarded to the top three entries: $5,000 for first place, $2,000 for second and $1,000 for third.

Why Net Zero?

Net zero homes produce as much energy as they consume by minimizing energy use through efficiency and meeting their remaining needs through renewable energy systems. These best practices are helping Granite Staters drastically reduce their energy bills – possibly to zero.

Among the many features of a net zero project are thicker and more air-tight walls, fresh filtered air and advanced window technologies that result in homes that not only save energy and money, but are more comfortable and durable.

This Year’s Winners

Location: Franconia
Builder: Tilia Restoration
Utility: Eversource

 

Location: Concord
Builder: RH Irving of Salisbury
Utility: Unitil

Location: Conway
Builder: Beam Construction of North Sandwich
Utility: Eversource

 

More Information

Click here for awards and benefits, qualifications and additional information.