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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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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Green home construction

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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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Building an energy-smart house

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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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Energy rater and performance consultant

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An energy rater can help make your new home more energy-efficient through every stage of the construction process.

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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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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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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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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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