Webinar: Zero is the Future of Housing….And No Extra Cost if Optimized
This free webinar was presented by Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect, U.S. DOE Building Technologies Office, on August 6, 2020
The zero energy and zero-energy-ready train has left the station. Tens of thousands of homes already constructed provide compelling evidence that zero energy building is mainstream and cost-effective.
Extensive builder feedback suggests strong business advantages. Testimonials from homeowners all across the country demonstrate a vastly superior customer experience. And we haven’t begun to address the impressive societal benefits associated with a stronger economy, cleaner air, additional jobs, and significantly less peak power demand.
Not surprisingly, there are a growing number of zero energy codes in states and cities. Maybe even more significantly, the national 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is essentially equivalent to a zero energy ready home enclosure.
If you’re a builder and not on this train, you have a lot of catching up to do. It’s time to move past simply considering energy efficiency ratings on products or specifying Energy Star appliances. It’s a strategy that any builder can master, and it begins with this session, which will show the key building blocks of a zero energy ready home.
The exciting news is that an optimized zero energy ready home can cost the same or less cost as a minimum code home. Consider all the additional profit, customer satisfaction, market differentiation from increasingly obsolete existing homes, and reduced customer service calls a nice bonus.