Zero Energy Modular home arrives in Rutland

Rutland, VT

An innovative zero energy modular (ZEM) home that generates as much energy as it uses arrived in Rutland this week.

Area residents can get a firsthand look at the ZEM home this Saturday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Vermont Farmers Food Center, 251 West St., during a free open house. Attendees can find out how a heat pump heats and cools, see solar and battery storage in action, and learn about incentives and financing options available to Rutland-area residents interested in purchasing a ZEM home.

The ZEM home will remain at its Rutland location through Sept. 19. Starting next week regular open houses are scheduled for each Wednesday, 1-5 p.m. and each Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.

The ZEM model home was built by Vermod, a Vermont company based in Wilder, VT. Featuring 10-inch thick walls, large, quiet windows, and an advanced ventilation system, the ZEM home delivers zero energy costs and a comfortable, affordable, healthy home.

Saturday’s open house will feature prizes and cold beverages. The event is in partnership with Efficiency Vermont, Green Mountain Power, Vermont Energy Education Program, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. For more information about the event contact Brad Long of Efficiency Vermont, at (802) 540-7714 or blong@veic.org.

About Efficiency Vermont

Efficiency Vermont was created by the Vermont Legislature and is regulated by the Vermont Public Utility Commission to help all Vermonters reduce energy costs, strengthen the economy, and protect Vermont's environment. For more information, contact Efficiency Vermont at 888-921-5990 or visit www.efficiencyvermont.com

Efficiency Vermont
Jeff Buell
Phone: (802) 540-7662
jbuell@veic.org