Using Energy Modeling to Get to Zero

energy measures for a given project. Designers and energy consultants can unlock the value of energy modeling as a design tool by modeling different combinations of energy-related features to see…

Use Energy Modeling for the Most Cost-Effective Zero Energy Home

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…

Zero Net Energy Buildings with Zero Net Added Cost

…will be saved. This requires an energy analysis of the existing building, sometimes called an energy assessment or energy audit. For new construction, a computerized energy model can be performed…

Green Hammer: A Zero Energy Building Pioneer

…in a collaborative environment.   JE: What is the thing you like best about zero energy homes? SA: The exceptionally happy client feedback is my favorite thing about zero energy

Production Builders, It’s Time to Sell Zero Energy Homes 

…zero energy alternatives. It’s the perception that zero energy homes are not affordable. In fact, zero energy homes cost less to own, provide their own buying power and build wealth…

Birdsmouth Construction Banks on Zero Energy

…zero energy homes. JE: Who is Birdsmouth Construction? JS: We are a design-build firm with a focus on high performance building—either zero energy or on the path to zero. Our…

Zero Energy Proves Profitable in Vacation Rental

…the energy-efficiency envelope while sticking to a budget. Our goal was simple: to build a highly energy efficient, all-electric zero energy design that was achieved on a modest budget and…

Financing Energy-Saving Improvements and Zero Energy Homes for All

…With any loan product, documenting the value of home energy improvements and the modeled energy savings of the improvements is still important. Whether is a small energy savings project or…

Low Carbon Kitchens

…use in kitchens occurs during cleanup. Hot water and dishwashers use a good deal of energy. Be sure to look for the most energy efficient ENERGY STAR dishwasher model. For…

Zero Energy Homes – A Financial Win for Homeowners

…Zero energy homes are a win for everybody!   Zero Energy Homes Do Cost More to Build – But Not Much More Because zero energy homes do cost a little…

Energy Efficiency is Necessary but Not Nearly Sufficient!

…and consultants do to shift the metric from energy efficiency to greenhouse gas emissions? The first step is to use an energy model during the design phase to estimate energy

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