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Newport provides technical analysis, outreach, and operations management for the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. The ZERH program is a voluntary program recognizing innovative builders for achievements in energy efficiency and performance. 

As part of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, ZERH certified homes are now eligible for a tax credit worth up to $5,000 as part of the updated Section 45L. Read more on the tax credit and ZERH here.

What is a Zero Energy Ready Home?


A DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is a high-performance home which is so energy efficient, that a renewable energy system can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption. Every Zero Energy Ready Home offers a cost-effective package of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability unparalleled in today’s marketplace. 

What does a ZERH certified home look like?

Contrary to popular belief, a high-performance home doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg or look like a spaceship. ZERH certified homes come in all shapes and sizes, including affordable homes, townhomes, production homes and custom home. It's not about the size or the bells and whistles, it's the attention to detail and building the home the right way from the start to deliver superior efficiency, comfort, and health. No matter what type of home you are looking for, a ZERH certified home is the one you deserve. Check out ZERH homes across the country on the DOE Tour of Zero!


If you would like to learn more about Newport Partners and our current activities, please contact us.

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