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      NET ZERO ENERGY HOMES: An Evaluation of Two Homes in the Northeastern United States

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      Journal of Green Building

      College Publishing

      net zero energy, construction, systems, homes, northeast, sustainable

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          Abstract

          This paper will discuss two Net Zero Energy homes in the United States. The aim is to discuss the differences and similarities in the construction type, energy use, active and renewable systems of the two homes. While each of the homes is designed to achieve net zero site energy use, the design and systems are very different. Furthermore, the measure that is used to qualify a home as net zero energy does not account for the full scope of work on each home. It is suggested that a new set of metrics be developed to allow for a more robust understanding of net zero energy buildings, one that integrates passive design strategies, occupant health and comfort, and durability. The objective is to facilitate a broader understanding of efficient and sustainable residential design. This understanding is critical to bringing Net Zero Energy Buildings to the public.

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                Author and article information

                Journal
                jgrb
                Journal of Green Building
                College Publishing
                1552-6100
                1943-4618
                1943-4618
                Spring 2010
                : 5
                : 2
                : 79-90
                Author notes

                1Assistant Professor, Green Building Program, Department of Natural Resources Conservation, 160 Holdsworth Way, University of Massachusetts Amherst MA 01003. Contact: simih@ 123456nrc.umass.edu .

                Article
                jgb.5.2.79
                10.3992/jgb.5.2.79
                ©2010 by College Publishing. All rights reserved.

                Volumes 1-7 of JOGB are open access and do not require permission for use, though proper citation should be given. To view the licenses, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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                Pages: 14
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                RESEARCH ARTICLES

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