Get inspired by net zero energy homes

NetZeroOutsideWith the exception of the solar panels on its roof, the 2,400 square-foot single family at 39 True Road in Salisbury, Massachusetts, looks similar to virtually any beautiful, newly constructed home.

But delve a little deeper into the details, and you’ll soon learn that Natalie and Tom Treat’s new abode is quite unlike many others.

Built this year by the Treats through Boston Magazine’s Design Home promotion, with National Grid providing an incentive through the Massachusetts Residential New Construction Program, the three-bedroom modular home is a culmination of National Grid’s vision for community based sustainability projects.

The Treats’ house is nearly 50 percent more energy efficient than a new home built to code. As a net zero energy building, the house consumes roughly the same amount of energy as it creates.

“I see this as the three Cs: community, connections, and cool,” said Ed White, Vice President of Customer Strategy & Environmental, at a tour celebrating the home’s completion in September. NetZeroGroup“Net-zero houses are popping up everywhere, and I’m hoping that others will join me in getting inspired by them.”

For more on the net zero home, including a virtual tour, click here: For more information about the incentives offered through our Residential New Construction program, email, call 1-800-628-8413, or visit



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