Net Zero Energy Ready Home in Dillingham, Alaska


Key Energy Features

  • Small size (2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom)
  • 28” thick walls
  • Extremely tight building envelope (0.05 ACH50)
  • Ventilation via HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator)
  • Majority of needed heat comes from internal heat gains (byproduct heat from lighting and appliances, body heat, passive solar gain)
  • Heat that needs to be supplied from a heat source corresponds to about 35 gal of heating oil annually

Links to Articles, Photos, etc.

Tightest Residential Building World Record - Links

Additional Information

This house was modeled after the Passive Office, which is an educational tool developed by the UAF Bristol Bay Campus Sustainable Energy Program.

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