NESEA is creating a database for Zero Net Energy and Zero Net Energy Capable homes in the Northeastern United States. Later this year, we will be requesting that those of you within our community who have been involved with such projects help us populate this new database.
But for right now, we are simply creating a list of people who have such projects in their portfolio – projects that are accompanied by at least a year’s worth of energy usage data. If you have a Zero Net Energy or Zero Net Energy Capable project in your portfolio in one of the 10 northeastern states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware), and if you’d like us to contact you when the database is ready, so that we can include your project, please click here.
Anyone who provides a new entry for the database, or updates an entry that was previously submitted for NESEA’s Zero Net Energy Building Award, will be entered into a lottery to win $1,000 or a two-day pass to BuildingEnergy 14, valued at $1,300.
On a related note, NESEA will also incent up to 20 practitioners to complete Zero Net Energy Building (ZNEB) projects. We will offer up to $1,000 for students who complete Marc Rosenbaum’s BuildingEnergy Masters Series Course on Zero Net Energy Homes (ZNEH), and who subsequently submit a ZNEH project into NESEA’s database. Reimbursement will be made as follows:
- $320 upon evidence participant has been contracted (or has contracted for) building/designing a ZNEB home or small commercial building;
- $480 upon submitting an entry for NESEA’s Zero Net Energy Building Award (excluding the full year’s worth of energy data, which of course we’ll pursue later!); and
- An additional $200 incentive for first-time ZNEB designers/builders.
The $1,000 award will also be available to anyone who submits all the documentation for a ZNEB, whether they have taken Marc’s course or not, as long as construction is completed after March 2013. These financial incentives are available only for projects based in Massachusetts that do not have a large environmental impact based on their location. I’m really excited about this project, and ask that you please contact me if you have any questions about the database or the incentives described above.