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My modular house

Started May 4 0 Replies

My house was recently featured. Here is my PGE 2015-2016 Annual Net Energy Metering contract "TIME OF USE" E-6 billing for one year of operation due and payable June 2016.…Continue

Tags: Factory, built, Efficient, Energy, Zero

Factory built Net Zero

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Lefler May 18. 3 Replies

The country’s first Zero Energy Ready manufactured home that is certified by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is up and running in Russellville, Alabama.Check out the case study:…Continue

Tags: built, Factory, Zero, Net

RETON Fresh 80/98 ventilator

Started Sep 22, 2016 0 Replies

Has anyone tried this product without an (ERV or HRV) to supply fresh air to a residential house?Continue

 

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Steven Lefler replied to Steven Lefler's discussion Factory built Net Zero
"Eric, looks like a good product to improve the building envelope to PASSIVE levels. The housing industry is suffering from a labor shortage and not meeting the demand for affordable housing nationally. Here is a video I find entertaining on site…"
May 18
Eric Kjelshus replied to Steven Lefler's discussion Factory built Net Zero
"buildsmartna.com   is making Passive type  or could be net "O".    We just did a 7.5" sip panel with 2x4 stud wall inside for wires and pipes then dry pack fiber in stud wall.    blower door number before…"
May 18
Brad Cook replied to Steven Lefler's discussion Factory built Net Zero
"Although technically a "manufactured" home, the VERMOD company in Wilder, Vermont has been making NetZero ready one-story "modular" homes as replacements for old manufactured/mobile homes since 2013. Last year Vermont was the…"
May 11
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May 4
Steven Lefler replied to Martin Newmark's discussion What were R-value requirements of various code versions?
"Martin, Local building code R-Value building requirement knowledge is a challenge Here is what I know. HUD code homes since 1998 was by split into 3 Zones for the USA see attachment Insulation Manufactures would be your best resource. The R-Value…"
Jan 5
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Dec 28, 2016
Steven Lefler replied to David Eakin's discussion A Growing American Problem In Search Of Valid Answers
"Modular Lifestyles has developed proven Net Zero factory built as a modular or his HUD code building envelope. Small houses meet affordable criteria where two halves do not, on site Construction is expensive. Given Home operating future costs we…"
Dec 8, 2016
Steven Lefler commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"No one in government wants you to disconnect from the grid. All electric houses (ON Gird) with Time of use billing from a utility company cost $. If you profess Zero Net Carbon houses then the appliances you place inside the home (energy…"
Oct 19, 2016
Steven Lefler commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"I sent my Time of Usage billings for California. Whether you are heating water and use electricity (Tankless or Heat Pump) the time you operate will greatly impact your billing. The introduction of propane is most necessary for Off The Gird or as a…"
Oct 19, 2016
Steven Lefler commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
Oct 19, 2016
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Oct 12, 2016
Steven Lefler commented on Keith Burrows's blog post What Happens When Home Performance is Made Visible?
"We built a "Green" community of factory built energy star, solar powered houses in Ojai, CA. We participated in 3 years of "Green Home Tour" program by the City. We found downsizing Baby Boomers over 62+ years old sold their Mc…"
Oct 3, 2016
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RETON Fresh 80/98 ventilator

Has anyone tried this product without an (ERV or HRV) to supply fresh air to a residential house?See More
Sep 22, 2016
Steven Lefler posted a status
"RETON 80/98 fresh air ventilator. Has anyone tried this product for introducing Fresh air in residential homes without (ERV/HRV)?"
Sep 22, 2016
Steven Lefler commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post 11 Flavors of Sustainable Housing
"I posted two of my examples to this reference website"
Jun 20, 2016

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No Solar Panels only a Solar Roof

Posted on December 4, 2015 at 10:48am 5 Comments

Modular Lifestyles is innovating Factory Built Modular homes to be Net Zero reducing the on site contractors to promote sustainability. We are perfecting to achieve Net Zero operation using a controlled factory environment to build affordable green homes for less money than site built. It is a proven way to duplicate zero operating cost homes using proven results in a consistent building envelope manner in most climates.…

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At 8:56pm on October 7, 2015, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Steven,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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What causes a temperature plane in a home

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Factory built Net Zero

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