What does “zero energy” mean? Zero energy homes produce as much energy as they use, which means no electric or heating costs.
How does Vermod get to zero energy?
1. The walls, roof, and floor are dense packed with 6000 pounds of insulation. Vermod homes hold their heat.
2. Every joint and crack is tightly sealed during the construction process. Vermod homes are airtight, keeping warmth in.
3. All-electric HVAC systems incorporate efficient heat-pump technology, and all appliances and lighting are ENERGY STAR rated. Vermod homes require very little electricity to operate.
4. Solar panels produce all the energy for a Vermod home. Electricity is sold back to the utility, so higher electric usage in the winter is offset by a credit for high solar production during the summer. Vermod homes can achieve no electric or heating costs.