A Net-Zero-Energy House for $125 a Square Foot

Originally published in Green Building Advisor, written by homeowner Eric Thomas

Net Zero Energy Home, Seattle WA

Net Zero Energy Home, Seattle WA

The housing bubble had burst, the banks weren’t lending, and we were newlyweds who had no business even thinking about building a custom home, let alone Seattle’s first net-zero house.  We were attracted to an empty south-facing lot, one of the last undeveloped parcels in our neighborhood. Were we naïve to think we could make our dream of an affordable green home a reality?

Read the full article written by homeowner, Eric Thomas, originally published in Green Building Advisor.  Eric details every aspect of his zero energy home, built with our Premier 6-inch SIP walls and a 10-inch SIP roof, including step by step the thought process of building, construction details, energy statistics/results, water efficiency, indoor air quality, green materials and resource efficiency….and yes how much building green costs.  From the beginning Eric and his wife have documented every step in their blog, home tours and speaking events to help educate others on how you too can afford an energy-efficient and sustainable home.

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Read more about Seattle’s first net zero home featured in previous Premier blog articles:

Part 1:  Building an Eco-Fabulous Home:  does it cost more than the new townhome down the street?

Part 2:  Building an Eco-Fabulous Home:  does it cost more than the new townhome down the street?

Eco-Fabulous Home Down the Street wins National Green Building Award


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