07 Aug '13, 11pm

Production Home in Utah Designed for Net Zero Energy - News - Greensource Magazine

The Zero Home is off the drafting table and living in Herriman, Utah. The smart home, complete with high-end finishes, good looks, and an affordable price, already has quite a few accolades to its name: it’s the first to receive the U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home status in the state of Utah, is designated as both an EPA Indoor airPLUS Home and an EPA ENERGY STAR Home, and is the first net-zero production home in the United States to achieve a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating of 0 in a Climate 5 zone (based on The International Energy Conservation Code’s 8 climate zones ). Slide Show Courtesy of Garbett Homes ----- Advertising ----- Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect for Chief Architect of the Building Technologies Office at the DOE says, “Zero energy-ready homes are the future of American housing. They have to be. They live better, help to protect health provide...

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