The pomp and circumstance that took place on November 11th at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the nation’s first net-zero energy lab home was an appropriate way to celebrate the accomplishments of both S&A Homes and IBACOS during 2010. The two companies have worked closely over the course of this past year to build a real-life ‘research project’, so to speak, that will continue to push the envelope to develop affordable, cutting-edge technologies for new home builders for years to come.
The home features a multitude of different energy-saving technologies, each of which will be closely monitored over the next two years, thanks to on-site computer-based testing that will not only simulate the ‘typical’ energy consumption of today’s modern family, but more importantly, use that data to see what works and what doesn’t.
What does this mean for you and me? It means that the information collected from this home will be used to help implement relatively unknown (or unused) technologies into all new homes at an affordable price. After all, we have to Read More