Performance and energy usage from brand new homes are all over the map. With so much confusion and misinformation in the building industry about how to achieve high performance it is easy to get off track. Those that are great at marketing products have convinced the masses that the secret to ZNE is found when you use spray foam, geothermal heat pumps, or tankless water heaters. The presenters will share data from new construction homes that prove simple technologies and concepts can yield great performance when the methods outlined in the previous sessions are followed.
The confusion comes from equipment manufacturers, consultants and energy codes. The answer is home performance, data feedback, and high performance design and quality installation.