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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Air quality and ventilation in new homes

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Modular homes

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Talk to your utilities

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More builders are offering sustainable choices in new home construction. Find out what's available and how it impacts the earth and the bottom line.

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Geodesic domes

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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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