DOE's Home Case Study - It's All in the (Envelope) Details

July/August 2014
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June 30, 2014
“It can’t be done.” Those words were enough to motivate building science educator and consultant Tom Fullam of Vassalboro, Maine, to build his first high-performance house. The home achieved a HERS index score of 38 and earned him a 2011 Silver Energy Value Housing Award from the National Association of Home Builders Research Center. That soon led to a second, even higher-performing house, the subject of this article, which has earned distinction as the first home in Maine to achieve DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home certification.

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