One Sky Homes breaks ground on Zero Energy Home
One Sky Homes has broken ground on the first Zero Energy Home in Silicon Valley to be included in the US Department of Energy's Building America program. One Sky Homes has become a partner in the Consortium for Advanced Residential Building working with the US Department of Energy to advance the technology and market for high-performance homes.
This Zero Energy Home project is being built in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose and will feature a long list of high-performance design features and systems of research and development interest to the US Department of Energy's Building America program. Zero Energy Homes produce enough energy from solar panels on the roof to supply all the energy required to operate the home.
The prototype Zero Energy Home was designed by One Sky Homes and incorporates many advanced energy efficiency features including Advanced Framing, HVAC ducts in conditioned space, a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV), and integrated Night Ventilation Cooling. The home is being equipped with an extensive array of monitoring sensors so that comprehensive data will be collected to evaluate how the home performs over time. This home will also achieve a LEED Platinum green building certification and a Passive House certification.
One Sky Homes will be publishing detailed information about the design, construction and operational performance of the home as construction proceeds.
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