NYSERDA Offers Incentives for Net Zero Homes

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is offering builders incentives of $2,000 to $8,000 per home to encourage net zero home construction and other levels of residential efficiency. The incentives are offered through NYSERDA’s $33.3 million Low-rise Residential New Construction Program. A net zero home can produce as much … [Read more...]

The Many Net Zero Home Benefits Part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com continues her interview with Mike Murphy, executive vice president, Nexus EnergyHomes, which won builder of the year from the National Assoc. of Home Builders. He describes the benefits of net zero homes and the challenges of getting more built.   The Many Net Zero Home Benefits Part 2] … [Read more...]

The Many Net Zero Home Benefits Part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Mike Murphy, executive vice president, Nexus EnergyHomes, which won builder of the year from the National Assoc. of Home Builders. He describes the benefits of net zero homes and the challenges of getting more built.   The Many Net Zero Home Benefits Part 1] … [Read more...]

Net-Zero Home with IPad Controls, Denim Insulation

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Reed Finlay, project manager of the SCI-Arc/Caltech Hanwha Solar CHIP House, which is a demonstration net-zero home built by SCI-Arc and Caltech students. It features recycled denim insulation, controls using an iPad, the ability to turn lights off by waving arms, and more.   Net-Zero Home with … [Read more...]

Lower energy prices: Now you see them, now you don’t

By Elisa Wood November 13, 2008 When combined with efficiency, solar homes can achieve ‘net zero’ – they consume no more energy than they produce. It is likely we will see a growing number of net zero homes built as more states reach what is called ‘grid parity’ – the cost of solar energy becomes no higher than the power we buy from our utility. … [Read more...]