Zero Energy Modular Homes

    • McKnight Lane in Waltham - Jacob Hannah New York Times photo
      McKnight Lane in Waltham - Jacob Hannah New York Times photo
    • Alexis LaBerge and her daughter, residents of McKnight Lane in Waltham
      Alexis LaBerge and her daughter, residents of McKnight Lane in Waltham
    • Zero Energy Modular Home at McKnight Lane
      Zero Energy Modular Home at McKnight Lane
    • Bill and Pauline Boyce rent a ZEM home at Evergreen Manor in Hardwick
      Bill and Pauline Boyce rent a ZEM home at Evergreen Manor in Hardwick
    • ZEM under construction in Wilder, Vermont
      ZEM under construction in Wilder, Vermont
  • VHCB provides program oversight for the Zero Energy Modular Housing Program, creating high performance modular homes to increase the supply of quality affordable housing in Vermont. The program is a partnership with Efficiency Vermont. Early support came from the High Meadows Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation. VLITE (Vermont Low-Income Trust for Electricity) recently contributed $300,000 towards solar photo voltaic panels and high performance electrical mechanical systems to be installed in these homes over the next two years. 

    The homes utilize quality construction and materials as well as the latest in highly efficient energy technology. All aspects of the design have been considered to provide the homeowner with the most comfort, value, and savings available in a new modular home. High performance, 66’-70’ single-wide modular homes are sold to homeowners or rented in non-profit owned mobile home parks or on private lots throughout the state of Vermont.
     

    Purchase subsidies and low-interest financing available for eligible households. To learn more, contact Phoebe Howe at Efficiency Vermont 540-7855
    Construction Details and Financing Options 

    * Energy efficiency modeling performed by Efficiency Vermont.
    To learn about the genesis of this program, see the Mobile Home Innovation Project Report.

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