Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge

Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge Announces Winners

Posted on January 29,2015 by Fretboard in Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge

Four of the 11 entries in the 2010-2011 Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge found their way to the winners’ circle, each taking a different path to exemplary energy efficiency performance.

CT Energy Challenge Announces Winners for 2010

Posted on January 29,2015 by Fretboard in Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge

UPDATED 12/14/2010: With added information about the Schaller Eco-Home and corrected specifications for the third-place home, built by BPC Green Builders. The winning entries in the Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge, announced on Wednesday, make for an interesting trio: two homes larger than 4,500 sq. ft. and one at 2,690. The first-place winner landed a HERS index score of minus 7.

Entries Solicited for NZE Building Award Competition

Posted on January 29,2015 by Fretboard in Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge

Achieving the net-zero-energy performance mark is rarely easy, but it is less often done in obscurity thanks to competitions such as the Solar Decathlon, the Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge, the Zero Energy Challenge in Massachusetts, and the Net Zero Energy Building Award contest, which is con

Market Perspective on the CT Zero Energy Challenge

Posted on January 29,2015 by Fretboard in big houses

Fifteen residential projects in the 2009-2010 Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge – the first edition of the contest – will be fit and finished by the December 1 competition deadline, after which they will be evaluated by administrators of the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, an initiative aimed at reducing energy use through efficiency measures.

Finding Efficiency with Luxury – but No Solar

Posted on January 29,2015 by Fretboard in Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge

One subject being addressed intensively by the inaugural edition of the Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge is how luxury-home builders can push relatively large homes – those exceeding, say, 3,500 sq. ft. – toward high levels of energy efficiency and market them accordingly.

Big, Small, and Medium in Connecticut’s ZE Challenge

Posted on January 29,2015 by Fretboard in Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge

Since we last mentioned the Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge, back in July, many of its 18 entries have progressed significantly, including one beach-area build in Madison, with a view of the Long Island Sound, that recently attracted the attention of the New Haven Register, and several other far more modest (but just as interesting) projects elsewhere in the state.

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