16 Jul '11, 12pm

net zero production houses- GreenBuilder: #avlgb

net zero production houses- GreenBuilder: #avlgb

Arizona-based Meritage Homes—one of the top 10 home builders in the country—has been integrating standard energy-efficient and sustainable elements into its homes for years, which has resulted in production homes that are 80% more efficient than existing homes. Now, the company has raised the bar on itself by rolling out the nation’s first net-zero production home. While more than 100 true net-zero homes exist in the United States, they are custom homes. The implications of net- zero energy homes available at multiple price points and in different markets, is a huge step for the housing industry—and the planet. We talked with Meritage’s vice president of environmental affairs, C.R. Herro, to learn how the company achieved this ground-breaking goal and to get his take on what it will take for net-zero energy homes to gain traction. GB: Net-Zero energy homes has been the hol...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildermag.com/News/Headlines/Net-Zero-fo...

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