A Zero Energy Modular Housing Pop-Up Factory

Project Abstract

Over winterim Zach worked with VerMod, a Wilder, VT-based Zero Energy Modular housing builder. Working with partners from Efficiency Vermont and the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center, he created a document and 3-D models to introduce the ideas and benefits of Zero Energy Modular buildings, VerMod's factory process, and lessons learned from VerMod's first five years of operation. This document will be shared with other builders across the country that might be interested in opening their own Zero Energy Modular factory to encourage faster adoption.

View a PowerPoint presentationRead more about Zach's experience here!

About Zachary

Zach is a fifth-year BE student at Thayer studying energy systems engineering. He graduated from Middlebury College in 2018 with a degree in physics. At Middlebury, Zach led a team of students that designed the winning school entry in the Department of Energy’s 2018 Race to Zero competition. Zach spent two off-terms at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO where he worked on several projects related to Zero Energy buildings.