What is a Zero Energy Ready Home? A DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is a high performance home which is so energy efficient, that a renewable energy system can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption. Every Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) offers a cost-effective, high performance package of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability unparalleled in today’s marketplace. The future of housing today and a symbol of excellence is the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (Brochure, PDF).

What is a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Label? It is a Symbol of Excellence for energy savings, comfort, health, quality, and durability met by a select group of leading builders meeting U.S. Department of Energy guidelines. Check out The Power of Zero – ZERH Label.

What does a ZERH certified home look like? Take a virtual tour of homes that are so energy efficient a renewable energy system can offset all or most of their annual energy consumption. On the DOE Tour of Zero users will be able to:

  • View images of the home’s exterior, interior, and technical solutions
  • Learn about the special experience of living in the home from powerful homeowner and builder testimonials
  • View floor plans
  • Examine key metrics including incredibly low energy bills, basic house statistics, and HERS Index Scores. 

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