EcoVillage: A Net Zero Energy Ready Community

Stacey Rothgeb, L. Arena, O. Faakye, Stacey Rothgeb (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


CARB is working with the EcoVillage co-housing community in Ithaca, New York, on their third neighborhood called the Third Residential EcoVillage Experience (TREE). This community scale project consists of 40 housing units --15 apartments and 25 single family residences. The community is pursuing certifications for DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy andEnvironmental Design Gold, and ENERGY STAR for the entire project. Additionally, seven of the 25 homes, along with the four-story apartment building and community center, are being constructed to the Passive House (PH) design standard.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages66
StatePublished - 2015

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Norwalk, Connecticut

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-63173

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102015-4550


  • Building America
  • double walls
  • ecovillage
  • HVAC sizing
  • Manual J 8th edition
  • passive house
  • passive house planning package
  • passive solar
  • residential
  • residential buildings
  • super-insulated walls


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