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STEVE’S CUSTOM HOMES,INC.
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Design Builders of Custom Energy Efficient Green Homes
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BUILDING IN: ME, NH, VT, MA
WHAT IS NET ZERO? A Net Zero building,  also  known  as  “zer o energy” building, means a  building   wit h a  net  energy consumption and  net  carbon emissions  of  zero  over  the  span  of  a  y ear . The  buildings  can  either  be   connected  to  t he grid  or  independent and additional energy can  be   harvested,  on  site,  through a v ar ie ty of  sources: solar,  wind,  etc.  This is  done in  conjunction  with efficient  construction, HVAC,  and water  syst ems. The end   result is  a  home  that  costs significantly  less to  operate,  can   be constructed  quickly,  is  durable,  with  less maintenance and  is more   comfortable  and draft  fr ee. By working from the very start in the design process with this goal in mind. Net- zero homes achieve their energy efficiency with a key two sides equation. 1.) The home design must be as energy efficient as possible so they require less energy.  2.) It must maximize the use of on-site energy sources. Steve’s custom homes, Inc. takes this equation one step further by keeping in mind our customer’s needs. We like to use solar as our main energy source but many other options are available to produce enough energy to power the home on their own, achieving a net zero in-take of grid energy. Translated in a 12-month period of time your new homes total energy cost will be zero! The main components are energy efficiency and working from a holistic design is principle to achieving  net zero. This is accomplished by working with the site, the climate, and taking advantage of renewable energy sources. Because of this typically, net zero homes are newly built, not retrofitted. Building materials and systems are extremely important to achieving zero energy, beginning with a smart design is key to a successful outcome.
 Benefits of building a Net Zero home?: Reduced air conditioning needs in summer A more durable home, which means it will outlive standard homes and cost less to maintain. No heat distribution system to operate, maintain and upgrade A home with a much greater resale value Better quality of life - Healthier air quality (lack of mold), natural light, thermal comfort Heat security - Almost every heat distribution system short of a woodstove relies on electricity to operate. The 1998 ice storm that hit northern U.S. states drove tens of thousands from their homes for lack of heat, and reminded us how our very survival depends on the  electrical grid. In the event of an extended power outage,
In the long run a net zero home will cost less With Energy Smart cost effective design and construction, the energy saving features and solar collectors for a Net zero home may add 5 to 10% over the cost of a similar sized code complaint home after incentives and rebates. Keeping in mind, the average monthly energy savings on the Net zero home will be significantly greater than the added monthly mortgage payment. Because of this savings, the total cost of ownership of a cost effective Net zero home will be less than that of a comparable code compliant home, creating positive cash flow from day one.
The average energy efficient home takes 6 to 8 mouths to complete Depending on the size finishes and complexity of design details. This time frame does not include design and permitting proses. However if completion time needs to be expedited for whatever reason Steve’s Custom Homes,Inc. have several building methods to speed building and completion times.
If your new home project requires financing The most important factor when looking for a financial lender to finance your new home project is find one that has a true understanding of how a energy efficient home works and the added value it carries. Steve’s custom homes has worked with many lenders and would be happy to recommend A few for you to pick from. In most cases construction funding that rolls into an end mortgage works the best. 
See the You Tube video embedded below. All though this is one of his older videos .Phil Kaplan of Kaplan Thompson Architects,in my opinion in this video  Phil gives the best explanation of Net-Zero using one of his projects. We have worked with Phil and his firm on many projects and would highly recommend them. 
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WHAT IS NET ZERO? A Net Zero building,  also  known  as  “zer o energy” building,  means a  building   wit h a  net  energy consumption and  net  carbon emissions  of  zero  over  the  span  of  a  y ear . The  buildings  can  either  be   connected  to  t he grid  or  independent and additional energy can  be   harvested,  on  site,  through a v ar ie ty of  sources: solar,  wind,  etc.  This is  done in  conjunction  with efficient  construction, HVAC,  and  water  syst ems. The end  result is  a  home  that  costs significantly  less to  operate,  can   be constructed  quickly,  is  durable,  with  less maintenance and  is more   comfortable  and draft  fr ee. By working from the very start in the design process with this goal in mind. Net-zero homes achieve their energy efficiency with a key two sides equation. 1.) The home design must be as energy efficient as possible so they require less energy.  2.) It must maximize the use of on-site energy sources. Steve’s custom homes, Inc. takes this equation on step further by keeping in mind our customer’s needs. We like to use solar as our main energy source but many other options are available to produce enough energy to power the home on their own, achieving a net zero in-take of grid energy. Translated in a 12- month period of time your new homes total energy cost will be zero! The main components are energy efficiency and working from a holistic design is principle to achieving  net zero. This is accomplished by working with the site, the climate, and taking advantage of renewable energy sources. Because of this typically, net zero homes are newly built, not retrofitted. Building materials and systems are extremely important to achieving zero energy, beginning with a smart design is key to a successful outcome.
 Benefits of building a Net Zero home?: Reduced air conditioning needs in summer A more durable home, which means it will outlive standard homes and cost less to maintain. No heat distribution system to operate, maintain and upgrade A home with a much greater resale value Better quality of life - Healthier air quality (lack of mold), natural light, thermal comfort Heat security - Almost every heat distribution system short of a woodstove relies on electricity to operate. The 1998 ice storm that hit northern U.S. states drove tens of thousands from their homes for lack of heat, and reminded us how our very survival depends on the  electrical grid. In the event of an extended power outage,
In the long run a net zero home will cost less With Energy Smart cost effective design and construction, the energy saving features and solar collectors for a Net zero home may add 5 to 10% over the cost of a similar sized code complaint home after incentives and rebates. Keeping in mind, the average monthly energy savings on the Net zero home will be significantly greater than the added monthly mortgage payment. Because of this savings, the total cost of ownership of a cost effective Net zero home will be less than that of a comparable code compliant home, creating positive cash flow from day one.
The average energy efficient home takes 6 to 8 mouths to complete Depending on the size finishes and complexity of design details. This time frame does not include design and permitting proses. However if completion time needs to be expedited for whatever reason Steve’s Custom Homes,Inc. have several building methods to speed building and completion times.
See the You Tube video embedded below. All though this is one of his older videos .Phil Kaplan of Kaplan Thompson Architects,in my opinion in this video  Phil gives the best explanation of Net-Zero using one of his projects. We have worked with Phil and his firm on many projects and would highly recommend them. 
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WHAT IS NET ZERO? A Net Zero building,  also  known  as  “zer o energy” building, means a  building   wit h a  net  energy consumption and  net  carbon emissions  of  zero  over  the  span  of  a  y ear . The  buildings  can  either  be   connected  to  t he grid  or  independent  and additional energy can  be   harvested,  on site,  through a v ar ie ty of  sources: solar,  wind,  etc.  This is  done in  conjunction  with efficient  construction, HVAC,  and water  syst ems. The end  result  is  a  home  that  costs significantly  less to  operate,  can   be constructed  quickly,  is  durable,  with  less maintenance and  is  more   comfortable  and draft  fr ee. By working from the very start in the design process with this goal in mind. Net-zero homes achieve their energy efficiency with a key two sides equation. 1.) The home design must be as energy efficient as possible so they require less energy.  2.) It must maximize the use of on-site energy sources. Steve’s custom homes, Inc. takes this equation on step further by keeping in mind our customer’s needs. We like to use solar as our main energy source but many other options are available to produce enough energy to power the home on their own, achieving a net zero in-take of grid energy. Translated in a 12-month period of time your new homes total energy cost will be zero! The main components are energy efficiency and working from a holistic design is principle to achieving  net zero. This is accomplished by working with the site, the climate, and taking advantage of renewable energy sources. Because of this typically, net zero homes are newly built, not retrofitted. Building materials and systems are extremely important to achieving zero energy, beginning with a smart design is key to a successful outcome.
 Benefits of building a Net Zero home?: Reduced air conditioning needs in summer A more durable home, which means it will outlive standard homes and cost less to maintain. No heat distribution system to operate, maintain and upgrade A home with a much greater resale value Better quality of life - Healthier air quality (lack of mold), natural light, thermal comfort Heat security - Almost every heat distribution system short of a woodstove relies on electricity to operate. The 1998 ice storm that hit northern U.S. states drove tens of thousands from their homes for lack of heat, and reminded us how our very survival depends on the  electrical grid. In the event of an extended power outage,
In the long run a net zero home will cost less With Energy Smart cost effective design and construction, the energy saving features and solar collectors for a Net zero home may add 5 to 10% over the cost of a similar sized code complaint home after incentives and rebates. Keeping in mind, the average monthly energy savings on the Net zero home will be significantly greater than the added monthly mortgage payment. Because of this savings, the total cost of ownership of a cost effective Net zero home will be less than that of a comparable code compliant home, creating positive cash flow from day one.
The average energy efficient home takes 6 to 8 mouths to complete Depending on the size finishes and complexity of design details. This time frame does not include design and permitting proses. However if completion time needs to be expedited for whatever reason Steve’s Custom Homes,Inc. have several building methods to speed building and completion times.
If your new home project requires financing The most important factor when looking for a financial lender to finance your new home project is find one that has a true understanding of how a energy efficient home works and the added value it carries. Steve’s custom homes has worked with many lenders and would be happy to recommend A few for you to pick from. In most cases construction funding that rolls into an end mortgage works the best. 
See the You Tube video embedded below. All though this is one of his older videos .Phil Kaplan of Kaplan Thompson Architects,in my opinion in this video  Phil gives the best explanation of Net-Zero using one of his projects. We have worked with Phil and his firm on many projects and would highly recommend them. 
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