Save $100,000 on Zero Energy Homes — 6 Comments

  1. Often passive house says you need to have very tight construction requiring high priced windows. What is your recommendation for window manufacturer that makes a high quality window at a good price?

    • There’s a point of diminishing returns to almost everything. Do you want to spend thousands of dollars extra over and above good quality windows just to save a few dollars on energy bills? At some point it’s not worth it. You’ll have to decide how much you can afford and at what point it’s no longer practical to spend more. Modern windows have energy ratings that give a good idea of their efficiency. I would rely more on the ratings than the number of big flashy ads.

  2. The floor plan is basic but some of the internal amenities are quite pricey… there must be better ways to vent the bathroom than a massive duct.

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