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Net Zero Community

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Check out a new neighborhood concept and see how one builder is changing the way homes are built with a goal to use zero energy.

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Finding an energy-smart builder

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An energy-smart builder will help you make the right choices for your family and lifestyle.

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Aging in place

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Using universal design principals, your home can adapt to your changing lifestyle needs.

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Framing options

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You have energy efficient and sustainable options when it comes to framing your new home.

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Building an energy-smart house

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Hear from real homeowners and builders who made energy efficiency a priority.

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Roof and attic

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Your roof and attic play the most crucial role in your home's energy efficiency system, reducing your energy costs during the winter and summer.

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Trombe wall

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Using the sun's stored energy to heat your home reduces your conventional energy consumption.

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Structural insulated panels

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Structural insulated panels, also called SIPs, foam-core panels or stress-skin panels, are significantly more airtight than stud walls.

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Turning a barn into an energy-smart home

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A century-old barn gets the ultimate makeover - with lots of energy-smart technology.

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