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A Building America grant funded the design of several very energy efficient homes at affordable prices appropriate for Nebraska’s climate. This grant was made available through the U.S. Department of Energy's State Energy Program - Special Projects. This project resulted in construction plans that include floor and technical details and specifications for three homes.

Traditional Ranch Home #1


This traditional ranch style home has three bedrooms, two baths, attached garage and a full basement. This 1,248 square foot home has been designed to maximize energy efficiency and incorporate green building techniques and materials.

Traditional Ranch Home #2
Traditional Rach Home No. 2
This 1,112 square foot traditional ranch style home has 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, attached garage and a full unfinished basement. The home has been designed to maximize energy efficiency and incorporate green building techniques and materials. This home was designed to maximize energy efficiency based on Climate Zone 13, Eastern and Southern Nebraska. There are three climate zones in Nebraska. These designs can be modified for other climate zones.

Traditional Ranch Home Without Basement

This 1,112 square foot traditional ranch style home was designed with a crawl space foundation. It has 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, attached garage and has been designed to maximize energy efficiency and incorporate green building techniques and materials.

This home was designed to maximize energy efficiency based on Climate Zone 13, Eastern and Southern Nebraska. There are three climate zones in Nebraska. These designs can be modified for other climate zones.



Energy Efficient Construction Details
A number of issues related to energy efficient new home construction are addressed in this section. Diagrams and photos of the construction details are available below.

Framing Ventilation Miscellaneous


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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program and the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings’ partner, Steven Winter Associates, assisted the Energy Office in the design and construction of a prototype energy-efficient, affordable home in Nebraska. A $99,334 State Energy Program-Special Projects grant provided a portion of the cost of this project.
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