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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Resources

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home provides resources for successfully building and selling zero-energy ready homes in today's market.

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Newsletter

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Builder Profiles

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Sales and Marketing Materials

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Publications

Savings & Cost Estimate Summary

The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Savings & Cost Estimate Summary gives builders, contractors, utilities, energy programs, and other stakeholders a general sense of the magnitude and type of added costs for constructing DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes and how these costs compare to the energy savings. Actual energy savings and incremental costs will vary.

 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Training

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Webinars

 
Recent Webinars
  • 10/31/16 - Tour of Zero and Innovation Partner: Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH (video, transcript)
  • 10/27/16 - U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home and the California Advanced Home Program: Nic Dunfee, TRC Solutions, Sam Rashkin and Jamie Lyons, DOE ZERH (video, transcript)
  • 2/16/16 - Getting Enclosures Right in Zero Energy Ready Homes: Joe Lstiburek, Building Science Corporation (video / presentation slidestranscript)
Zero Energy Ready Home Program Information
 

5/13/15 - Updates to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Specs -- Revision 05: Jamie Lyons and Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH (videotranscript)

 Sales & Marketing
 

6/16/14 - Marketing and Sales Solutions for Zero Energy Ready Homes: Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH (video, transcript)

12/18/14 - Sales and Value Recognition for Zero Energy Ready Homes:  Laura Stukel, Elevate Energy and Sandra Adomatis, Adomatis Appraisal Services (video, transcript)

2/4/15 - High-Performance Home Sales Training, Part I: Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH (video, transcript)

2/12/15 - High-Performance Home Sales Training, Part II: Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH (video, transcript)

10/21/15 - Turning the Building America Solutions Center into an Expert Advisor: Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH and Chrissi Antonopolous- PNNL (video)

11/18/15 - Selling Zero Energy Ready Homes Made Easy: Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH (video, transcript)

11/25/15 - Tour of Zero: Helping Customers Find Better Homes at Lower Costs: Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH  (video, transcript)

5/9/16 - Successful Strategies for the Housing Innovation Awards: Sam Rashkin and Joe Nebbia, DOE ZERH  (video, transcript)

10/27/16 - U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home and the California Advanced Home Program: Nic Dunfee, TRC Solutions, Sam Rashkin and Jamie Lyons, DOE ZERH (video, transcript)

10/31/16 - Tour of Zero and Innovation Partner: Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH (video, transcript)

Building Science Best Practices and Resources
 

3/26/14 - Comprehensive Building Science: Dean Gamble, EPA EnergyStar (video / presentation slides, transcript)

4/17/14 - ZERH Resources: Building America Solution Center: Sam Rahskin, Chrissi Antonopolous, Michael Baechler, PNNL (video / presentation slides, transcript)

5/16/14 - Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt):  Scott Horowitz and Craig Christensen, NREL (presentation slides)

9/24/15 - Turning the Building America Solution Center into an Expert Advisor: Sam Rashkin and Chrissi Antonopolous,  PNNL (videotranscript)

 High-R Enclosures
 

2/16/16 - Getting Enclosures Right in Zero Energy Ready Homes: Joe Lstiburek- Building Science Corporation (video / presentation slidestranscript)

Optimized HVAC
 

3/21/14 - Ducts in Conditioned Space: Bill Zoeller- Steven Winter Associates  Inc. (video / presentation slides, transcript)

5/27/14 - Low Load High Efficient HVAC: Duncan Prahl, IBACOS (video / presentation slidestranscript)

1/28/16 - Low Load HVAC in Zero Energy Ready Homes: Greg Cobb, iEngineering, LLC (videotranscript)

11/28/16 - Lazy Air Conditioning: HVAC and Humidity Control: Ken Gehring, Therma-Stor (video, transcript)

Energy Efficient Components and Hot Water Distribution
 

1/9/14 - Efficient Hot Water Distribution I: What's at Stake: Gary Klein, Aim 4 Sustainability (video / presentation slides, transcript)

1/30/14 - Efficient Hot Water Distribution II: How to Get it Right: Gary Klein, Aim 4 Sustainability (video / presentation slides, transcript)

9/18/14 - Energy - and Water - Efficiency in the DOE ZERH: Jonah Schein, EPA (video / presentation slides, transcript)

5/21/15 - LED Lighting Efficiency: David Brignati & Brooke Silber, Newport Partners & Yale Moyer Lighting LLC (video / presentation slides, transcript)

9/14/2016 - ZERH Webinar: Efficient Hot Water Distribution: You Know that Hot Water Distribution is Important: Jonah Shein, EPA WaterSense (video, transcript)

Indoor Air Quality
 

8/21/14 - Ventilation and Filtration Strategies with Indoor airPLUS: Nick Hurst and James Jackson, ICF International (video / presentation slides, transcript

Disaster Resistance
 

6/5/14 - Building FORTIFIED Homes, Part I: Fred Malik, IBHS (video / presentation slides, transcript)

6/25/14 - Building FORTIFIED Homes, Part II: Fred Malik, IBHS (video / presentation slides, transcript)

Quality Assurance
 

10/16/14 - Quality Management Systems for ZERH: Vladimir Kochkin, Home Innovation (video / presentation slides, transcript)

 

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Technical Resources

Guidelines for Participating in the Zero Energy Ready Home Program

Building America Solution Center

Visit the Building America Solution Center for expert information on high performance homes.  Find ENERGY STAR checklists and Zero Energy Ready Home requirements to make constructing and certifying homes just a little easier.