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New home features energy-efficient design

The 'Welcome Home' can save $1,000 a year in energy costs

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Don't waste your energy with this new home. Veridian Homes today unveiled an ultra-energy-efficient home in Madison, Wis., called the Welcome Home. The home features energy savings of more than 43 percent compared to a standard Wisconsin home – which could amount to $1,000 in savings per year. Veridian constructed the home through the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America and Zero Energy Home programs, in partnership with the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings. The Welcome Home is one of three homes in the country built to meet the energy-efficient criteria of the Zero Energy Home Program, and it is the only such home built in a cold-weather state. David Simon, president of operations at Veridian Homes, said, "All Veridian Homes are built to be at least 25 percent more energy efficient than standard homes, but the Welcome Home goes even further, with every building practice, finish, and appliance scrutinized to emphasize renewable and sustainable resources. In ...