DOE Tour of Zero: TREE at EcoVillage by AquaZephyr

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“In most cases, we find building to zero net energy ready levels is not a significant added cost.”

DOE Tour of Zero: TREE at EcoVillage by AquaZephyr infographic, Ithaca, NY; ecovillageithaca.org. 461 square feet, HERS score 26, $50 average monthly energy bill, $1,100 annual savings, $41,000 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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“What I like about the DOE ZERH program is the clear overlap with ENERGY STAR, the fantastic support, and the promotion of zero net energy. Our customers are thrilled to be improving their building performance, reducing environmental impacts and pollution, and reducing maintenance. In most cases, we find building to zero net energy ready levels is not a significant added cost.”

 – Kendall Carpenter, builder, AquaZephyr LLC

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DOE Tour of Zero: TREE at EcoVillage by AquaZephyr floorplans.