30 Sep '17, 11pm

Home Energy Magazine - Blog :: Connecticut Builders at the Forefront of Zero Energy Home Construction

Heinrichs Waystone Farm house. Since 2009, Connecticut utilities Eversource and United Illuminating have provided a stage for builders to compete and showcase their newly-constructed super energy-efficient homes through Energize Connecticut’s Zero Energy Challenge (ZEC). The Challenge has kick-started a new era of home building in Connecticut. Builders across the state have embraced the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready standards and employed various building strategies such as Passive House building principals to meet these standards. Their devotion to transforming the state’s housing market has helped Connecticut earn a spot on Net-Zero Energy Coalition’s “Top 10 Zero Energy States and Provinces in the United States and Canada ” list. Additionally, small Connecticut towns outrank major cities like Los Angeles for number of zero-energy homes. These accomplishm...

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