DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Resources

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Resources

Publications and Reports
Programs & Incentives

Various utilities, states, and efficiency programs offer incentives for certified DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes. ZERH is included in several state housing Qualified Allocation Plans. 

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Incentives Summary- Updated May 2018

DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes for State QAPs

Training and Webinars

Recent Webinars

6/10/19 - Zero Energy Ready Home Orientation Webinar: Sam Rashkin and Jamie Lyons, DOE ZERH (video and presentation slides)

12/18/18 - All Signs Point to Zero: How Raters Can Serve New Imperative: Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH (video)

10/24/18 - What is Good Housing Design?: Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH (videopresentation slides)

8/28/18 - Best Practices for Ventilation in Zero Energy Ready Homes: Paul Raymer, ICF (video and presentation slidestranscript)

4/3/18 - Updates to the Building America Solution Center: Chrissi Antonopolous, PNNL (video and presentation slides, transcript)

3/29/18 - Indoor airPLUS Revision 4 Updates: Nick Hurst, Indoor airPLUS (video)

Program Information/Getting to Zero

Zero Energy Ready Home Orientation Webinar: Sam Rashkin and Jamie Lyons, DOE ZERH (video and presentation slides)

Zero Energy Ready Home Training: Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH (presentation slides)

5/28/18 - Calling All Indoor airPLUS Builders: Join Forces with Zero Energy Ready Homes!: Sam Rashkin and Jamie Lyons, DOE ZERH (video and presentation slidestranscript)

4/30/18 - 2018 Housing Innovation Awards: Application Process and Successful Strategies: Joe Nebbia, DOE ZERH (video and presentation slidestranscript)

3/28/18 - ENERGY STAR Builders Joining Forces with Zero Energy Ready Homes: Sam Rashkin, DOE; Jamie Lyons, Newport Partners (video and presentation slidestranscript)

7/19/17 - Making Sense of the 2015 IECC and Zero Energy Ready Home: Jason Winters, Joe Nebbia (video and presentation slidestranscript)

5/13/15 - Updates to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Specs -- Revision 05: Jamie Lyons and Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH (videotranscript)

Sales and Marketing

6/13/17 - How States can Leverage Zero Energy Ready Homes: Sam Rashkin, Jamie Lyons (video and presentation slidestranscript)

2/22/17 - ZERH Marketing and Sales: Sam Bowles, ZERH, Chrissi Antonopolous, PNNL (videotranscript)

10/31/16 - Tour of Zero and Innovation Partner: Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH (videotranscript)

10/27/16 - U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home and the California Advanced Home Program: Nic Dunfee, TRC Solutions, Sam Rashkin and Jamie Lyons, DOE ZERH (videotranscript)

11/25/15 - Tour of Zero: Helping Customers Find Better Homes at Lower Costs: Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH  (video, transcript)

11/18/15 - Selling Zero Energy Ready Homes Made Easy: Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH (videotranscript)

2/12/15 - High-Performance Home Sales Training, Part II: Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH (videotranscript)

2/4/15 -  High-Performance Home Sales Training, Part I: Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH (video, transcript)

 

Voice of the Builder

2/8/18 - Voice of the Builder - Hot-Dry Climate; Geoff Ferrell, Mandalay Homes, Tom Wade, Palo Duro (video and presentation slidestranscript)

12/12/17 - Voice of the Builder - Affordable: Rick Wertheim, United Way of Long Island; Michael Sollitto, Habitat for Humanity of South Sarasota County, Florida (video and presentation slidestranscript)

10/31/17 - Voice of the Builder - Southeast: Luis Imery, Imery Group; Todd Usher, Addison Homes (videotranscript)

8/30/17 - Voice of the Builder - Mid-Atlantic: Jay Epstein, Health E Community Enterprises; Kiere DeGrandchamp, High Performance Homes (video and presentation slidestranscript)

7/21/17 - Voice of the Builder - Cold Climate-Mountain: Bill Rectanus, Thrive Home Builders; Hunter Mantell-Hecathorn, Mantell-Hecathorn Builders (video and presentation slidestranscript)

6/19/17 - Voice of the Builder - Cold Climate: Glenna Wilson, Charis Homes; Scott Sanders, BrightLeaf Homes (videotranscript)

 

 

 

Building Science Best Practices and Resources

8/28/18 - Best Practices for Ventilation in Zero Energy Ready Homes: Paul Raymer, ICF (video and presentation slidestranscript)

4/3/18 - Updates to the Building America Solution Center: Chrissi Antonopolous, PNNL (video and presentation slidestranscript)

3/28/18 - ENERGY STAR Builders Joining Forces with Zero Energy Ready Homes: Sam Rashkin, DOE; Jamie Lyons, Newport Partners (video and presentation slidestranscript)

10/27/17 - Affordable, Green Homes with DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes and Enterprise Green Communities: Krista Egger, Enterprise Green Communities; Sam Rashkin, DOE ZERH; Jamie Lyons, DOE ZERH (videoslides)

12/15/16 - Building America: Air Sealing Best Practices and Code Compliance for Multi-Family Area Separation Walls: Linh Truong (NREL), Pam Cole (PNNL), Ari Rapport (IBACOS), Robbie Schwartz (EnergyLogic) (video, transcript)

 

High-R Enclosures

11/30/16 - Lazy Air Conditioning: HVAC & Humidity Control: Ken Gehring, Therma-Stor (videotranscript)

2/16/16 - Getting Enclosures Right in Zero Energy Ready Homes: Joe Lstiburek- Building Science Corporation (video and presentation slidestranscript)

1/28/16 - Low Load HVAC in Zero Energy Ready Homes: Greg Cobb, iEngineering, LLC (videotranscript)

Hot Water Distribution

4/25/17 - Efficient Hot Water Distribution in Zero Energy Ready Multifamily Buildings: Jamie Lyons, ZERH; Gabe Ayala, Enovative Group (video and presentation slides, transcript)

9/14/2016 - ZERH Webinar: Efficient Hot Water Distribution: You Know that Hot Water Distribution is Important: Jonah Shein, EPA WaterSense (videotranscript)

 

Indoor Air Quality

3/29/18 - Indoor airPLUS Revision 4 Updates: Nick Hurst, Indoor airPLUS (video)

Quality Assurance

11/28/17 - Invest in Quality, Keep Money in Your Pocket: Glenn Cottrell, IBACOS (video and presentation slides, transcript)

Resilience

Going Green and Building Strong: Building FORTIFIED Homes- Part 1: Fred Malik, IBHS (video and presentation slides, text version)

Going Green and Building Strong: Building FORTIFIED Homes- Part 2: Fred Malik, IBHS (video and presentation slides, text version)

Building America Solution Center

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Visit the Building America Solution Center for expert information on high performance homes.  Find ENERGY STAR checklists and Zero Energy Ready Home requirements to make constructing and certifying homes just a little easier. For a quick guide for how to best use this resource check out the Building America Solution Center Fact Sheet.

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