Massachusetts Residential Energy-Zero (E-Z) Code Summary
A Slow but Steady Shift to Zero Energy Building Codes
By Kai Palmer-Dunning | Tue, November 24, 20
The year 2020 has been defined by many things; an unprecedented pandemic, a presidential election, and a national reckoning with social and racial justice. In Massachusetts, while all of that has been going on, a growing coalition of building professionals, municipal staff, and energy advocates has been working tirelessly to push the envelope on zero energy building codes in the state.
Striving For A "Zero Energy” Home: The Results Are In!
By Natalie Hildt Treat | Thu, July 21, 16
When my husband Tom and I decided to build our home in Salisbury, Massachusetts, we knew that a super-efficient, even “zero energy” home was the goal. We worked with Brightbuilt Home to design a modular, all-electric home that was modeled to use about as much energy as the 8.83 kW solar array generates over the course of a year. This November, it will have been two years since we moved into the house.