The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home label is a symbol of excellence. Learn what's behind this new level of performance.
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A DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is a high performance home which is so energy efficient, that a renewable energy system can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption.
Since 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Builders Challenge program has recognized hundreds of leading builders for their achievements in energy efficiency—resulting in over 14,000 energy efficient homes and millions of dollars in energy savings. The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home—formerly DOE Challenge Home—represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability.
A DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Lives Better, Works Better, and Lasts Better!
The Housing Innovation Awards (HIA) recognize the very best in innovation on the path to zero energy ready homes. Learn more about how these leaders are changing the way homes are designed and constructed.
Applications for the 2015 awards are now available.
The Race to Zero Student Design Competition engages college student across the United States and Canada to become partof a new leadership movement to achieve truly sustainable homes. This year's competition was held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO.