ZERO Energy Ready Homes

  • According to the U.S. Department of Energy,  C & B Construction is in a select group of top builders in the nation who have certified one or more homes that meet or exceed Zero Energy Ready Home guidelines for excellence in performance and energy efficiency.
  • As a committed DOE partner who provides certified Zero Energy Ready Homes, C & B Construction is in the top one percent of builders in the country meeting the extraordinary levels of excellence in energy and performance specified in the national program requirements.
  • As a Zero Energy Ready Home Partner, C & B Construction offers high performance homes that are so energy efficient, all or most of their annual energy consumption can be offset with renewable energy.
  • C & B Construction builds homes certified to rigorous DOE Zero Energy Ready Home National Guidelines that are at least 40%-50% more energy efficient than a typical new home.
  • Healthful environment:
    According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), every certified Zero Energy Ready Home has a comprehensive package of measures to help minimize dangerous pollutants, provide continuous fresh air, and effectively filter the air you breathe.
  • Comfort Plus:
    According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), every certified Zero Energy Ready Home features high-efficiency  insulation, windows, air sealing and space conditioning systems that help surround you with even temperatures, low-humidity, and quiet in every room on every floor.
  • Advanced Technology:
    According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), every certified Zero Energy Ready Home features advanced technologies and practices recommended by leading housing experts from DOE’s world-class research program, Building America.
  • Ultra efficient:
    According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), every certified Zero Energy Ready Home is so energy efficient a small solar electric system can easily offset most, or all, of its annual energy consumption. This is why it is called as Zero Energy Ready Home.
  • Quality Built:
    According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), every certified Zero Energy Ready Home features high-efficiency appliances and equipment that are often associated with better quality construction. In addition, overall quality is enhanced with rigorous inspections, diagnostics, and checklists enforced by independent verifiers.
  • Durability:
    According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), every certified Zero Energy Ready Home features advanced levels of energy savings, comfort, health, durability, quality and future performance that can be expected to stand the test of time and help enhance future value.
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  • Samuel Rashkin, Chief Architect for DOE Building Technologies Office, said “Zero Energy Ready Homes like those constructed by C & B Construction are the home of the future because they live, work, and last better with incredibly low or no energy costs. And what’s exciting for American homebuyers, they are available today thanks to leading builders across the country.”
  • “Housing Innovation Award winners such as C & B Construction are leading a major housing industry transformation to zero energy ready homes.  This level of performance is the home of the future because it improves the way Americans live by substantially reducing or eliminating utility bills, ensuring engineered comfort way beyond traditional homes, protecting health with a comprehensive package of indoor air quality measures, and helping maximize the largest investment of a lifetime,” said Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office.
  • “The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) knows there is one chance during home construction to lock in critical performance measures that can take the homeowner experience to a new level of efficiency, comfort, health, and durability.  But it will take housing industry leadership to provide this opportunity to American homebuyers. That’s why DOE proudly recognizes [builder name] as one of our nation’s select 2016 Housing Innovation Award winning builders paving a path to this home of the future, today.” – Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect at the US Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office