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You are here: Home Summit EcoBuilding 2015 Archive 2015 Speakers Ted L. Clifton, Zero-Energy Home Plans

Ted L. Clifton, Zero-Energy Home Plans

Most people will spend twice as much on energy for their house and car over the life of a thirty-year mortgage as they spend on the initial purchase of their house. The true zero-energy home is designed to put as much energy back into the environment as is used to construct, maintain, and live in the home.
Ted L. Clifton, Zero-Energy Home Plans

Designing the Positive NRG Home

Most people will spend twice as much on energy for their house and car over the life of a thirty-year mortgage as they spend on the initial purchase of their house. The true zero-energy home is designed to put as much energy back into the environment as is used to construct, maintain, and live in the home.

This talk, aimed at experienced high-performance designers and builders, will break down the steps to achieving the zero-energy home, from building orientation to envelope design and energy systems. You will learn about the relative importance of each step, why vapor drive is more important than thermal resistance in many wall and roof assemblies, and how to balance energy efficiency with cost-effective design.

Bio

Ted L. Clifton has logged more than 50 years in the construction industry. He has performed every individual task required to build a home at a journeyman level during his career. Ted has designed over 40 documented zero-energy, positive energy, or zero-energy ready homes, in all climate zones 2-8, from Alaska to South Florida. His designs feature cost-effective solutions and are designed for everyday people. Ted has earned more National Awards from the US Department of Energy than all other designers and builders in Washington State combined.

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