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U.S. Department of Energy Announces New Energy-Efficient Home
Aug 27, 2004
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Constructed by Veridian Homes as part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America and Zero Energy Home Programs in partnership with the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), the Welcome Home boasts energy savings of over 43 percent, or approximately U.S. $1,000.

As one of three homes in the country built to the stringent energy-efficient criteria of the Zero Energy Home Program, the Welcome Home is especially significant as it is the only participating home built in a cold-weather climate.

"All Veridian Homes are built to be at least 25 percent more energy efficient than standard homes, but the Welcome Home goes even further, with every building practice, finish, and appliance scrutinized to emphasize renewable and sustainable resources," said David Simon, Veridian Homes president of Operations. In keeping with our green building philosophy, we wanted to push the limits and create an innovative, environmentally friendly concept home. And the limits were pushed -- we exceeded the program goal of 40 percent energy efficiency by 3 percent."

With features such as a solar hot water system, an energy monitoring system to determine real-time and historical energy use, an outdoor rain garden, and ENERGY STAR(R) rated appliances, the Welcome Home is the current benchmark in energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly home building.

The home also features framing techniques that reportedly reduce lumber use by a third, bamboo flooring that includes a recycled underlayment, and an erosion sock that uses recycled wood chips and compost to control runoff.

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