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You can increase the value of your next remodeling project by including energy efficiency improvements. Learn how with Energy Efficiency Improvements for Remodeling Projects.

Annually, a Zero Energy Home produces enough energy to offset the amount purchased from the utility-resulting in a net-zero annual energy bill, sending the electric meter in reverse.

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"On the Path" ZEH Demonstration - Bel Air, Maryland Bob Ward Companies of Edgewood, Maryland worked with the NAHB Research Center to build one of the first ultra energy-efficient production homes in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Bob Ward Companies Ultra-Efficient Home Energy Features The NAHB Research Center worked with Bob Ward Companies (BWC) to identify energy efficiency improvements throughout all aspects of the home design.
Seven Steps to a ZEH As a quick summary of the process to construct a ZEH, consider these following steps.
The Zero Energy Homes Project A Zero Energy Home combines state-of-the-art, energy-efficient construction techniques and equipment with renewable energy systems to return as much energy as it takes on an annual basis.
ZEH Contact Info Builders and manufacturers wanting to participate in future ZEH projects should contact us.
ZEH Demonstration - Califon, New Jersey Although it did not start out to be a zero energy home, the remodeling project performed by Asdal Builders in conjunction with the NAHB Research Center resulted in a newly remodeled home that will be a net-zero energy home.
ZEH Demonstration - Tucson's Zero Energy Home The Zero Energy House developed by the NAHB Research Center and John Wesley Miller Companies in Tucson, Arizona is designed to produce as much energy as it consumes.
ZEH Impact Study The Potential Impact of Zero Energy Homes demonstrates the significant long-term energy and environmental benefits of ZEH and encourages more builders to investigate the idea for their customers.
ZEH Information for Homeowners While standard zero energy home designs are still a few years off, there are many opportunities to achieve close to the same goals of the ZEH.
ZEH Marketing Information Information is available to help you understand the potential of the ZEH in today's housing market and establish value when developing guidelines for the sale of zero energy homes.
ZEH Overview - Department of Energy Definition The U.S. DOE's Zero Energy Homes research initiative combines state-of-the-art, energy-efficient construction and appliances with commercially available renewable energy systems that can result in net zero energy consumption.
ZEH Presentations These ZEH presentations include "Strategies for Energy Efficient Remodeling (SEER)" and "Zero Energy Homes: A Brief Primer"
ZEH Sponsors The Zero Energy Home is part of a national demonstration program sponsored by many federal, state, and community organizations as well as design firms, architects, engineers, and manufacturers.

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