Newport provides technical analysis, outreach, and operations management for the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program. The DOE Zero Energy Ready program is a voluntary program recognizing innovative builders for achievements in energy efficiency and performance. As the lead contractor involved in the design and implementation of the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program - and its predecessor, the Builders Challenge program - Newport is responsible for handling all partner outreach and support activities, in addition to promoting the program to the general public, and developing and maintaining all technical requirements.
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.
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Announced - April 11th, 2017. Mandalay Homes of Prescott, Arizona is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for its strong marketing efforts and collaborative projects, emphasizing sustainability and education. In 2013, Mandalay Homes committed to building 100 percent ENERGY STAR® certified homes and has demonstrated its dedication to building science innovation and education.