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Spectacular results achieved on High Performance Energy Remodel
Posted on June 23rd, 2014
CVH Inc., using a plan provided by Zero-Energy Plans LLC, has just completed a full-house High Performance Energy Remodel of a typical 1960s house, achieving spectacular results. The completed before & after HERS rating comparisons show that the house now will use only about 16% of the energy previously required for heating and cooling. When lighting, water heating, and appliances are added in, the house will use only 35% of its previous energy-hogging footprint. This was achieved without the addition of any alternative energy generation equipment. With a solar hot water system and a few KW of photovoltaics on the roof, this house could easily become a true net-zero-energy home.
Our founder, Ted L. Clifton, has presented a seminar on this kind of High Performance Energy Remodel at the National Green Building Conference each of the last two years. Generic plans and construction details will soon be available for purchase from this site.
About Ted Clifton
Ted L. Clifton has been a designer and builder for more than 45 years. Educated at Berkeley, California, Ted has worked in every phase of construction and knows first-hand what it takes to design and construct a quality home. Having built hundreds of homes as well as commercial and institutional buildings, Ted has the advantage of extensive knowledge of the means and methods used in all three. He has worked in three very different climate zones, from the foothills of California, to Ketchikan, Alaska, to Whidbey Island, Washington.