Twelve Steps to Affordable Zero Energy Home Design and Construction

Extremely Energy Efficient Homes Building and designing affordable zero energy homes – the ultimate in energy efficiency – involves 12 integrated steps that utilize commonly available building materials and equipment…

A Roadmap to Building Affordable Zero Energy Homes

…these ideas as a guide will yield a home that is affordable to build and and affordable to live in. Learn more about affordable zero energy building and design here….

ZeroHouse: An Affordable, Net Zero Housing Solution for Greater Toronto

…recent years, dramatically lowering the availability of affordable housing across the GTHA. ZeroHouse puts families in existing and desirable urban neighbourhoods in an affordable and sustainable way by adding additional…

How to Save Money Building Affordable Zero Net Carbon Apartments

Chris Parker just finished construction of a zero carbon apartment building, with 70% of the units considered affordable housing, for less than the cost of building a similar traditional apartment…

Affordable Zero Energy Home Construction

…a very cost effective $125,000 to custom homes that are worth about $1.5 million. In Massachusetts, we have an affordable housing law that helps developers build more affordable homes. Prices…

Affordable Zero Energy Home Construction – an interview with Carter Scott

Carter Scott of Transformations, Inc has built numerous Zero Net Energy Homes in Massachusetts, ranging from custom homes, to development homes and to very affordable low income Zero Energy Homes….

Affordable Zero Energy Homes Take Creative Collaboration

Zero energy custom homes are done best when they are approached as a collaboration between client, designer, and builder. And the best collaborations come when each of these three actors…

How Abode Builders Makes Zero Energy Homes More Affordable

One of the most common complaints about zero energy homes is that they’re too expensive to build. With the added cost of extra insulation, thicker windows and doors, advanced heating…

Simple, Effective, Affordable Indoor Ventilation

We recently received this question from Keith in San Diego. “I’m a regular volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and I’ve got a question for you. How do we get…

Zero Homes are Comparable in Cost to Standard Homes

…so will help ensure that zero energy homes are both affordable and cost comparable to similarly-sized homes built to code. Even when zero energy homes cost 5 to 10% more…

Low Income Homeowners Benefit Most From Zero Energy Homes

Highly energy-efficient, zero energy homes and apartments are an important part of the solution to providing affordable housing. These homes offer many benefits for buyers and renters that can’t afford…

Green Hammer: A Zero Energy Building Pioneer

…also helps make the homes more affordable for buyers. Affordable has also been confused with the need to build as cheaply as possible, which is a real issue, especially for…

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