State housing agencies often recognize efficiency and green certifications within low-income housing tax credit programs and other affordable housing initiatives. The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program offers a simple and highly effective resource for states to leverage in these programs. DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes deliver significant energy savings and a lower total cost of ownership, along with a program design which is cost-effective and straightforward for developers and builders. In this session we’ll describe the ZERH technical provisions that deliver cost-effective savings, along with a comparison of ZERH to other efficiency and green programs. We’ll also walk through the simple process of certifying projects, and highlight states which already reference DOE Zero Energy Ready Home within their Qualified Allocation Programs.
Sam Rashkin, chief architect, DOE Zero Energy Ready Home
Jamie Lyons, Newport Partners