Zero Energy Ready Home Partner
The US Department of Energy (DOE) ZERH Standard represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability on the path to zero energy ready homes. A ZERH is a high performance home that is so energy efficient that a renewable energy system can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption. Ideal ZERH projects always start with proper design, and they feature many technologies, include high insulation, careful air sealing, high efficiency air conditioning and heating system, proper construction methods - and of course solar ready design.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, SunPower by EmPower Solar is in a select group of top companies in the nation who have certified one or more homes that meet or exceed Zero Energy Ready Home guidelines for excellence in performance and energy efficiency.
United Way Long Island Example: Award-Winning Zero Energy Home
EmPower Solar was proud to engineer and install a high performance 6.87 kilowatt SunPower solar power system for this award winning Patchogue home that will provide 100% of the electrical needs. The 6.87 kW system is smaller than the average home needs on long island. This is testament to outstanding ZER and solar ready design planned by United Way and their architects; Fusion Architects.
To learn more about DOE's Housing Innovation Awards Program, visit http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/housing-innovation-awards . To take a virtual tour of DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes in your climate region, visit here.