A recent project by Danielsen Construction was featured in an article in the Green Energy Times, written by Dan Vastyan. Named “Scalable, affordable net-zero homes“, the article describes a proof of concept done for Habitat for Humanity: preparation, construction, and long-lasting benefits for the tenants.
The goals of building this experimental home in Calaveras County, CA were to prove that our net-zero construction method is replicable at scale and that the home can be finished at a similar price as an traditionally-built home.
“It costs less to power this house for a year than the average home in California for two months,” was only one of the amazingly positive insights after analyzing the energy performance. As the most important key to our success we focus on solid craftsmanship: “We’re not doing anything crazy here, […] there were no expensive building materials or methods used. We installed basic equipment, employed best practices and added a small photovoltaic array.”
Or download a PDF of the article as it was printed in the Green Energy Times.
The Green Energy Times has been publishing content since 2009 to align environmental responsibility with profitable business practices. Their bi-monthly issues cover topics like sustainability, renewable energy, building efficiency, and more. The mission is to get people motivated to move towards reducing their carbon footprint and become energy independent now.