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Since 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home program has recognized hundreds of leading builders for their achievements in energy efficiency, resulting in over 14,000 energy efficient homes and millions of dollars in energy savings. The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home,  represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health and durability.

Tour of Zero

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The DOE Tour of Zero takes users on a virtual tour of Zero Energy Ready Homes across the country. Take the tour today!

Partner Locator

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Zero Energy Ready Homes are the homes of the future and are available across the country today! Find a builder near you!

Zero Energy Ready Home Quick Links

Program Requirements
The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is a compelling way to recognize builders for their leadership.
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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Resources
DOE Zero Energy Ready Home provides resources for successfully building and selling zero-energy ready homes in today's market.
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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Partner Central
ZERH Program Requirements and Sign-up
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Zero Energy Ready Home Newsletter
Updates from the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program.
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Housing Innovation Awards

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Since 2013, The U.S. Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Awards has recognized the very best in innovation on the path to zero energy ready homes. 

Homebuyer Resources

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View homes, find builders, and learn why your next home should be a Zero Energy Ready Home!


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Webinars, trainings, and more! Find out what's coming up from Zero Energy Ready Homes!