A Net Zero Home in the North Carolina Mountains

300px-Energy_Star_logo.svg_Amy Musser and her husband Matthew Vande, founders of Vandemusser Design, a firm that provides green consulting and design, built a net zero energy home in Asheville, North Carolina.


Their 3100 square feet home features passive solar, highly insulated basement walls, reduced thermal bridging, structural insulated panel walls and roof, a ground-source heat pump, and radiant heat.


Their home is all electric and has an HERS Index 44 before solar and an HERS Index 12 with solar. The home is certified LEED for Homes Platinum, ENERGY STAR, EPA Indoor AirPlus, NC Healthy Built Platinum.


The couple is most happy with the abundant natural light in their home, the thermal mass floors, their rainwater harvesting system, and the money they save from their electric bill.

Check out the Full Store on Their Home here

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