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Title: Implementing a Zero Energy Ready Home Multifamily Project

An objective of this project was to gain a highly visible foothold for residential buildings built to the U.S. Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) specification that can be used to encourage participation by other California builders. This report briefly describes two single family homes that were ZERH-certified, and focuses on the experience of working with developer Mutual Housing on a 62 unit multi-family community at the Spring Lake subdivision in Woodland, CA. The Spring Lake project is expected to be the first ZERH certified multi-family project nationwide. This report discusses challenges encountered, lessons learned, and how obstacles were overcome.
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  1. Alliance for Residential Building Innovation, Davis, CA (United States)
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Technical Report
Research Org:
Alliance for Residential Building Innovation, Davis, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
Country of Publication:
United States
residential; Residential Buildings; ARBI; Building America; ZERH; LEED; California; Zero Net Energy; multi-family; energy efficiency; ENERGY STAR