Building America Case Study: New Town Builders' Power of Zero Energy Center, Denver, Colorado (Brochure)
New Town Builders, a builder of energy efficient homes in Denver, Colorado, offers a zero energy option for all the homes it builds. To attract a wide range of potential homebuyers to its energy efficient homes, New Town Builders created a 'Power of Zero Energy Center' linked to its model home in the Stapleton community of Denver. This case study presents New Town Builders' marketing approach, which is targeted to appeal to homebuyers' emotions rather than overwhelming homebuyers with scientific details about the technology. The exhibits in the Power of Zero Energy Center focus on reduced energy expenses for the homeowner, improved occupant comfort, the reputation of the builder, and the lack of sacrificing the homebuyers' desired design features to achieve zero net energy in the home. The case study also contains customer and realtor testimonials related to the effectiveness of the Center in influencing homebuyers to purchase a zero energy home.
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- Related Information: Whole-House Solutions for New Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE); Work performed by IBACOS, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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- National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Office
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- United States
- 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; RESIDENTIAL; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; IBACOS; BUILDING AMERICA; ZERO ENERGY; PRODUCTION BUILDER; MARKETING; STAPLETON; POWER OF ZERO ENERGY CENTER; ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES; SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES; OCCUPANT COMFORT; NEW CONSTRUCTION
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