29 May '15, 12pm

Net-Zero Homes Show Signs of Convergent Evolution

Net-Zero Homes Show Signs of Convergent Evolution

In New England, builders who have been paying attention to energy issues for the last 20 years — the subset of builders who attend conferences sponsored by NESEA North East Sustainable Energy Association. A regional membership organization promoting sustainable energy solutions. NESEA is committed to advancing three core elements: sustainable solutions, proven results and cutting-edge development in the field. States included in this region stretch from Maine to Maryland. www.nesea.org or Efficiency Vermont — exhibit signs of convergent evolution. As these builders have experimented with different designs and methods, learning from and copying each other, they've settled on a recognizable building type: compact two-story designs with the long axis oriented in an east-west direction. Most of these homes have double-stud walls insulated with dense-packed cellulose, and many ...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/articles/dept/musings...

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