Homes of the Future ~ Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes 2013.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with DMK Real Estate Ct RE Broker 0789963

Homes of the Future ~ Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes 2013.

DOE Challenge Home Label

 

The U.S. Department of Energy CHALLENGE HOME program represents a whole new level in home performance and lifestyle with outstanding levels of energy savings, building durability, home comfort and health.

DOE Challenge Homes are at least 40%-50% more energy efficient than a typical new home and are verified by a qualified third-party.

The DOE Challenge Home offers a guideline for contractors to build the house of the future, the Zero Net-Energy Ready Home (ZNERH) using today’s building technology and science by incorporating:

The Zero Net-Energy Ready Home combines the above proven programs with third party raters to maximize an energy efficient healthy home at reasonable cost and value. The homeowner, builder and architect have two different paths to qualify a home for the DOE Challenge Home initiative:

Prescriptive Path ~ To use the prescriptive path, follow the DOE Challenge Home National Program Requirements.

Performance Path ~ Registered verifiers can now use REM/Rate V14 and EnergyGauge USA 3.1.00 to qualify homes to meet the DOE Challenge Home

For more information on the DOE Challenge Home program and Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes please click here.  ~  www.Buildings.Energy.gov/challenge 

 

 

David Popoff is a certified “Green Homes Specialist” Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby’s in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Cell 203-228-0646

E-mail DavidPopoffCT@hotmail.com

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
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Interesting...I wonder, too, if there's an effort to consider character home upgrades.

Apr 12, 2013 02:58 AM #1
Rainmaker
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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Of course there is Li, building character home upgrades can go hand in hand with sustainability.

Apr 12, 2013 03:06 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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That is surely an impressive list of upgrades. Many of these upgrade only come into play, when money doesn't matter. For most, these upgrade won't ever be a part of the conversation.

Make it a great weekend.

Apr 12, 2013 07:56 PM #3
Rainer
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi David.  I know I am being repetitive but there are no comps to show cost equaling value.

Apr 12, 2013 08:43 PM #4
Rainmaker
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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Actually Webster there are so many LEED homes, EnergyStar home, NAGB standard homes that there are comps. You can build these homes now a days at the same cost as new construction or it can go 1 to 8 % higher depending on features and contractors experience. Pay back on the extra green features payback can be 1 to 8 years.

On the otherside lets say that on your utility bills you save on average $300 a month which is reasonable for a average new green home. In Mortgage payments of a 30 yr mortgage that is equal to adding $70,000 to the price of the home.

Apr 12, 2013 10:43 PM #5
Rainmaker
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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

The Performance House in Greenwich, Ct is a new top of the line 'Green' Home and for the past 6 months (winter) the heating gas bill was $650 and the electric bill $98 that is for all 6 months, a 3,000 sq. ft home.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3603764/green-performance-house-hits-multiple-certifications-greenwich-ct-

 

Apr 12, 2013 10:50 PM #6
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I'd love to have an zero-energy home, a space that relies on exceptional energy conservation and on-site renewable energy to meet heating, cooling and energy needs.

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