Energy Consultant Recommendations
How does one find a “good” energy consultant? My wife and I are considering a new construction home with a builder who is very willing to work with us to achieve a house that minimizes energy usage, but doesn’t have any practical experience in going beyond code minimums. I’d hate to play “Google roulette” and am not all that sure I know all the right questions to ask to winnow out good/bad via an interview.
We live in Nashua, NH, and the new home site is Merrimack, NH, which is approaching the northern edge of Zone 5. We’re planning roof-mounted solar PV, and are looking to achieve near “pretty good house” R levels, with no fossil fuels, finished space in the mid-2000 square foot range. The lot has very good southern exposure for solar PV. We’ve not decided on a 1- or 2-story design, thinking a first-floor master suite makes sense as we’re in our mid-sixties.
We’d appreciate any guidance (or suggestions with specific individuals).
Thanks in advance!
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