March 27, 2024

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Zero Energy Multifamily Homes - March 2024 Newsletter

As the nation strives to meet the goal of a decarbonized economy by 2050, the ZERH program has taken the next step by developing new program requirements for multifamily buildings.

February 29, 2024

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ZERH Year in Review 2023

The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program experienced tremendous growth in 2023 in part due to the 45L tax credit and expanding industry commitment to high performance building.

January 23, 2024

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2023 Housing Innovation Awards Highlight DOE Goals

2023 Housing Innovation Award Grand Awards

November 27, 2023

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DOE Releases Zero Energy Ready Home Multifamily Version 2

ZERH Multifamily Version 2 will be required for projects with permit dates on or after January 1, 2025.

November 14, 2023

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New Guidance on Zero Energy Ready Homes and energy efficient homes 45L Tax Credit

In September 2023, IRS released new guidance on the 45L tax credit with helpful clarifications for builders.

October 12, 2023

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2023 Housing Innovation Award Winners Honored

Today, DOE announced the grand winners of the 2023 Housing Innovation Awards during a ceremony at the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) High Performance Home Building Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah.

October 2, 2023

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Zero Energy Ready Homes at the EEBA High Performance Home Builder Summit

The Zero Energy Ready Home program staff will be in attendance at the EEBA High Performance Home Builder Summit, October 10-12th in Salt Lake City, UT!

August 14, 2023

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DOE Announces 2023 Housing Innovation Award Winners

DOE's annual Housing Innovation Awards recognizes builders for their high-performance homes.

June 29, 2023

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June 2023 Newsletter: Zero Energy Ready Homes are Affordable

One of the most valuable aspects of the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program is the wide variety of housing types that can achieve ZERH certification. In this edition, we will look at how ZERH is changing the narrative when it comes to affordable housing.

May 24, 2023

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May 2023 Newsletter: There is a Zero Energy Ready Home for Everyone!

ZERH builders have proven that delivering high-performance, healthy, and affordable homes is good for business. These homes don’t need to cost a fortune and they don’t need to be custom designed.