department of energy

All-electric, solar- and battery-powered energy-smart connected communities offer greater energy-efficient and resilient new homes.

After building high-performance, energy-efficient homes for 30 years, Colorado’s Thrive Home Builders takes on a new target: carbon impact.

Since 2013, the Department of Energy has honored innovative builders constructing zero energy ready homes. This year’s winners include 26 homes in 18 states.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home Program is a list of criteria for builders to follow in order to achieve an affordable net-zero home. Experts from EEBA’s Extended Summit webinar have provided a roadmap for getting started.

The DOE funds 10 projects to test innovations in efficiency.

The Utah builder took a leap of faith with zero energy ready homes—and has been rewarded for it.

At an innovation incubator funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and supported by NREL, early-stage housing industry firms get their ideas ready for the marketplace.

Delaware builder Insight Homes uses a wide array of innovative techniques to achieve zero-energy-ready certification for some 250 homes since mid-2019.