Six HIA-Winning homes

Welcome to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Program. Every certified Zero Energy Ready Home represents a whole new level of performance with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability.

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What is a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home?

A DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is a high-performance home that is so energy efficient that a renewable energy system could offset most or all the home's annual energy use. Each DOE Zero Energy Ready Home meets rigorous efficiency and performance criteria found in the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home National Program Requirements. Most types of new homes in the U.S. are eligible to participate in the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program, and the homes are verified by a qualified third-party as part of the certification process.


Partner Central
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Program Requirements
Versions 1 and 2, Single Family, Multifamily, and Manufactured Homes
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Addresses Program Requirements, Policy Record, and More
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Program Resources
Trainings, Publications, Incentives, Marketing, and More
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DOE-Recognized ZERH Certification Organizations
HCOs and MROs for ZERH: What You Need to Know and How to Apply for Recognition
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2022 Housing Innovation Award Winners
Honoring the Best in Innovation on the Path to Zero Energy Ready
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I can say without hesitation that the home has exceeded my expectations in energy performance and overall living experience.

ZERH Homeowner

Recent News from ZERH

DOE Recognizes 2022 Housing Innovation Award Winners
DOE announced the winners of its 2022 Housing Innovation Awards, the highest honor builders can receive for constructing Zero Energy Ready Homes.
September 20, 2022
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