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How Builders Are Meeting the Call for Net Zero Energy Homes
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How Builders Are Meeting the Call for Net Zero Energy Homes

By 2020, California's goal is to have all new homes produce as much energy as they... Read more

DOE Honors Housing's Top Innovators
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DOE Honors Housing's Top Innovators

The Housing Innovation Awards recognize top builders on the path to zero energy... Read more

2017 Solar Decathlon Set for Denver
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2017 Solar Decathlon Set for Denver

The competition will move from California to Colorado next year. Read more

Texas Team Wins DOE's Race to Zero
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Texas Team Wins DOE's Race to Zero

The winning entry is a zero-energy affordable house designed for a Houston... Read more

How Much Power Could Solar Panels Provide?
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How Much Power Could Solar Panels Provide?

The Department of Energy's renewable energy lab just nearly doubled its estimate... Read more

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A ‘Building Science Translator’: Sam Rashkin on How to Sell Zero Net Energy Homes A ‘Building Science Translator’: Sam Rashkin on How to Sell Zero Net Energy Homes

BUILDER editor Jennifer Goodman talks with Department of Energy Building Technologies Office chief Sam Rashkin, who's spearheading a new program to get builders of energy-efficient homes to use words that appeal to consumers, not turn them off. Read more

DOE Asks: How Do You Define Net-Zero?
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DOE Asks: How Do You Define Net-Zero?

The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking public input for a definition of net-zero... Read more

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Student Teams Design Zero Energy Ready Homes

Twenty-eight teams developed cost-effective, zero energy ready homes for mainstream builders in the DOE’s Challenge Home Student Design Competition. Read more

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Target: HVAC Target: HVAC

The next wave of HVAC systems may just evolve from this prototype evaporative air conditioning system. Read more

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Sam Rashkin, Winner of 2012 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing

His greatest legacy may be the federal Energy Star for New Homes program, which he founded. Read more

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