The Good Haus project, located in Nevada City, took advantage of the California Advanced Homes Program to offset the additional costs of implementing aggressive energy efficiency measures. The project performed 54.5 percent better than similar homes built using the prescriptive 2016 California energy code, Title 24, and it achieved an outstanding delta EDR of 13.
The designers chose a highly insulated and airtight building assembly, a highly efficient ductless mini split heat pump for heating and cooling, and a CO2 heat pump water heater. The project team also selected energy efficient appliances and various HERS verified measures to boost code compliance.
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