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Zero Energy Modular (ZEM) construction creates healthy, durable homes that generate as much energy as they use annually. With ultra-efficient construction and solar PV, ZEM homes offer low combined mortgage and energy bills now—and into the future.


ZEM Affordable Housing Initiative is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. The initiative provides the following support for home buyers:

  • Ensure that home buyers receive all available incentives to bring down the cost of the home, including securing a grant.
  • Help buyers find a lot for their home by actively recruiting resident-owned communities.
  • Support the design and installation of the home before and after move in.
  • Assist buyers in finding a mortgage lender.

Simone replaced a 1981 mobile home she bought from her grandmother. Her favorite part about her new home? “The insulation!

– Homeowner Simone C.

Purchasing this home was the best decision I could have made for myself. Now that the sun is shining again and the solar panels are producing I am planning on having zero energy cost for the next year and beyond.

– Laurel, homeowner