DOE Tour of Zero: 2014 Model Home by Cobblestone Homes
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This U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in Midland, Michigan, by Cobblestone Homes earned a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of 49, well below the typical new home HERS score of 85 to 100.
High-efficiency, ENERGY STAR windows in this home flood the interior with daylight while advanced LED and compact fluorescent lighting technologies provide high-efficiency nighttime illumination.
High-efficiency ENERGY STAR appliances, lighting, and fans provide significant energy savings throughout the home.
The cabinets and other board products used do not include formaldehyde contaminants.
On-demand hot water pumps speed hot water to the home’s water-saving fixtures.
"One of the biggest misconceptions … is that they cost a lot of money … Nothing could be further from the truth. "
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"One of the biggest misconceptions that people have is that they [energy-efficient homes] cost a lot of money, and really nothing could be further from the truth."
– Homeowner Jim