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Hartford Habitat's Zero Energy Ready Home

Eversource and the Connecticut Green Bank helped design an award-winning, carbon-free home that is 40-50 percent more energy efficient than a typical new home, leaving the homeowners with a net zero energy bill.The Roosevelt House in Hartford, Connecticut, is Hartford Habitat for Humanity’s first home built to the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home standards. It’s so energy efficient, it can offset all or most of its energy consumption.The project won the grand prize in the Affordable category of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation awards, beating out winners from around the country.

Eversource and the Connecticut Green Bank partnered with Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity (HAHFH), Home Energy Technologies, Posigen and to create a home for the future. 

Eversource energy efficiency experts advised on the latest technologies and construction techniques including:

  • Airtight construction
  • Solar panels
  • A heat pump water heater
  • Low-flow water fixtures
  • ENERGY-STAR certified appliances

With these technologies, the Roosevelt House homeowners can live comfortably, save significantly on energy costs and feel good knowing their home is carbon-free. 

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your current home or are getting ready to build a new structure, you can work with the sponsors of Energize Connecticut to put prize-winning energy expertise to work in your own home.

Partner With Us On New Construction

If you’re planning a new constriction project, work with us at the planning stage to make sure your project is ready for an energy-efficient future.

Home Energy Solutions

For existing homes, we recommend you start with a Home Energy Solutions visit

Discounted energy-efficient products

Upgrading to energy-efficient products is a quick way to save on energy bills. We offer discounts and rebates on ENERGY-STAR certified appliances, low-flow faucets, LED bulbs and more.

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