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The Silver Bullet to Zero Energy Affordability, by Paul Springer

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Hint: It’s not solar or storage...

 

Before solving the above scenario, the key assumptions are as follows:

  • Both houses are identical in location, design, and orientation
  • Location is Arizona, or Climate Zone 5
  • Size of home is 1900 square feet
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Rebuild Green Expo, Santa Rosa, CA Feb 23, 2018

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How We Turned Our House into a Giant Foam Box, Part I — Wall Insulation By Wen Lee

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Chris Stratton and Wen Lee are a husband-and-wife team living in the Los Angeles area who are DIY converting their suburban house into an all-electric zero net energy home via superinsulation,…

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