In this video: A builder discusses what makes a Net Zero home and neighborhood unique.
In this video: A builder talks about Wisconsin's first Net Zero community. Learn more about the program and how it serves as an example for other energy efficient communities.

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Choosing energy-smart products

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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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Energy rater and performance consultant

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Turning a barn into an energy-smart home

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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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Modular homes

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New home comfort issues

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Our four-part series explores how to handle comfort issues in a new home.

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Decoding building requirements

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Insulated concrete forms

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An insulated concrete form (ICF) system eliminates the cold drafts typical of wood-frame construction.

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