Home built with EPS of one

What does it take to build a home with zero energy costs? Just ask David Landry. Not only is he the designer of a new net-zero home, he’s also the owner, so he gets to experience the benefits first-hand.

The project was a labor of love for Landry, who worked with Josh Morse Construction to bring his vision to life. Set on a picturesque creek in Ashland with incredible views, the home combines simple beauty with outstanding energy performance with a near-perfect EPSTM, an energy performance score of one from Energy Trust of Oregon. A low EPS means Landry’s finished home has the potential to produce as much energy as it uses, which is great for the planet and his energy bill.

Landry prioritized energy efficiency throughout the design process. From thick double-stud walls and triple-pane windows to rooftop solar panels and a ductless mini-split heat pump, the benefits of comfort and savings are ever-present.

Landry is most proud of his choice to build a home with a minimal impact on the environment. “If I’m going to build a new house, I have to feel really good about it. There’s a greater sense of satisfaction in knowing you did your part to help both the environment and your own sense of well-being. To me, it’s priceless.”

Email the trade ally coordinator to learn how you can incorporate net-zero building practices into your next project.