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The Alliant Energy PowerHouse Home, being built in Newton, Iowa, is the first structure implementing the Zero Net Design. Design plans and a project overview are available for this project.


The Alliant Energy PowerHouse Home is a joint project with Alliant Energy – Interstate Power and Light. This home is part of Alliant Energy’s commitment to encourage their customers to use new energy efficient equipment and technologies. Alliant Energy hopes to not only teach their customers about the new technologies, but also build interest from home builders.

Along with Alliant Energy, Zero Net, LLC has formed partnerships with several companies who are leaders in energy saving technologies. Our goal in forming partnerships was to work with other Iowa companies (link to Built in Iowa page) when possible.

The house will be under construction through spring of 2004 and will then be open for tours during specific times during the summer of 2004. After the Iowa State Fair, the home will be sold.

The Alliant Energy PowerHouse Home is just the first of many projects Zero Net hopes to work on in 2004.

This house uses the Zero Net Design. Other energy efficient features include Maytag appliances, Pella Windows, Wirsbo radiant floor heating, Lennox HVAC and fresh air systems, Heartland EPS insulated concrete forms, low-e paint, much more.

Basic plans and specifications (link to Projects/AE PHHome/Plans) for the Alliant Energy PowerHouse home are available online.

View the plans and computer renderings

Alliant Energy’s PowerHouse Home Web Site

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