Zero-Energy Builders Tell All

Filed in Design, Environmental, Home Building by on June 9, 2017 2 Comments

meterIt’s one thing to listen to outside experts about how to create a successful business niche or even corner the market by building zero energy ready homes, says Sam Raskin, who heads up efforts for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to encourage more home builders to construct these highly efficient homes.

It’s another thing to hear it from the horse’s – or the home builder’s, mouth. These builders, Raskin says, are “delivering a superior home owner experience. Their journey to zero and lessons learned along the way are incredibly important.”

To tell their stories, DOE is hosting three webinars, each targeted to different climate regions (cold, mountain, and hot-dry) to learn about “a special breed for home builders leading the way,” Raskin said. The webinars begin this month, with the Cold Climate session set for 1-2 p.m. ET on Monday, June 19.

These builders will answer questions about:

  • What business factors drove them to lead where others wait and watch?
  • What technical solutions allowed them to cost effectively meet rigorous guidelines for outstanding home performance?
  • What marketing messages, tools, and strategies enable them to effectively engage home buyers?
  • What mistakes have they made that you need to avoid?
  • What plans for the future do they have based on all that they have learned?

Register here.



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  1. wes wyman says:

    I wish yall had hot and humid also

    • NAHB Now says:

      Wes, If you contact the Department of Energy’s zero energy folks at, you can let them know what sort of educational programs builders in your area need. They are the people putting on this webinar and I know they want to provide the information home builders are looking for.

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