DOE Tour of Zero: Engine Creek House by Mantell-Hecathorn Builders

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“Our annual net energy usage will be below zero with only a 6.2-kW solar panel system for our 3,000-square-foot home. Pretty cool!  We couldn’t be happier with our home.”

– Hunter Mantell-Hecathorn, homeowner and builder, Mantell-Hecathorn Builders

Infographic for Engine Creek House by Mantell-Hecathorn Builders: Durango, CO; m-hbuilders.com. 2,931 square feet, HERS score 11, $60 average monthly energy bill, $3,000 annual savings, $132,000 saved in the first 30 years.
Key features list: High-performance insulation system for enhanced quiet and comfort, comprehensive draft protection, fresh air system for cleaner indoor air, high-efficiency comfort system, energy-efficient appliances and advanced lighting technology for
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“When we decided to build our own new home, we had no question that we would build to DOE Zero Energy Ready standards. Almost immediately, we were astounded at how comfortable our home was. Our annual net energy usage will be below zero with only a 6.2-kW solar panel system for our 3,000-square-foot home. Pretty cool! We couldn’t be happier with our home.”
– Hunter Mantell-Hecathorn, homeowner and builder, Mantell-Hecathorn Builders

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Floorplans for Engine Creek House by Mantell-Hecathorn Builders.