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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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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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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Air quality and ventilation in new homes

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New, energy-efficient homes need new solutions to circulate and ventilate the air inside the home.

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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 efficient kitchen remodel

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This kitchen remodel features a new window, energy-efficient lighting, new appliances and side-wall insulation.

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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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Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity is an organization that provides simple, sturdy homes. Learn how energy efficiency is a key factor in building these homes.

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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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Talk to your utilities

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Before you break ground on a new house, give your utility companies a call. They can help you avoid unnecessary expenses and construction delays.

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