Building Six Star Homes in Anchorage
This project looked at the costs and benefits for builders to construct 6 Star homes in Southcentral Alaska. Through a market analysis, the study found that buyers are paying more for energy efficient homes (or roughly 3% more for a 6 Star home than a 5 Star home). It also looked at the most cost-effective ways for builders to achieve 6 Star, including adding more insulation to the attic, installing heat recovery ventilators (HRVs), and insulating slab-on-grade foundations. Results were presented to builders in Southcentral Alaska at four different venues in 2017.