Habitat - Atmos Energy ZNE Home

Fueling Our Energy Future

Natural gas plays a vital role in fueling our low carbon energy future. A balanced energy approach with natural gas achieves an affordable, reliable, and sustainable home that meets green building standards and certifications, including Zero Net Energy (ZNE).

Atmos Energy is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build natural gas ZNE homes that will have significant greenhouse gas emission reductions, provides for affordable energy bills, and partners with renewables for reliable energy that homeowners can count on.

What is a ZNE home?

A ZNE home is designed to produce as much energy as it consumes within a year, which results in net zero energy consumption. Our ZNE homes will include high efficiency natural gas heating, water heating, incorporating building envelope efficiency, and installing solar technology to make the home extremely efficient and environmentally responsible.

Why is Atmos Energy doing this?

These ZNE homes demonstrate that natural gas is a part of the solution to achieve our low carbon energy future. Consumers and builders can maintain their right to energy choice while having an energy efficient, affordable, and low carbon footprint home. Not only are ZNE homes beneficial to the environment, they also showcase Atmos Energy’s commitment to providing affordable energy to our communities.

Affordable energy is critical to affordable housing. We are committed to fueling safe and thriving communities where we serve. It’s important for the growth and economic development of communities to have access to affordable, reliable, and safe energy.

ZNE Home Dedication in Evans, CO
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Partnering with Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity and the Schlessman Family Foundation

Atmos Energy is partnering with Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity and the Schlessman Family Foundation to build a ZNE home in Evans, Colorado. This house will provide a family with an energy efficient and comfortable home that leverages natural gas and renewable energy that meet Colorado's climate goals while lowering utility bills.

About the Evans, CO ZNE Home

About the Home

  • HERS Score = 0
  • 1,508 square feet
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 95 AFUE natural gas furnace
  • .97 Energy Factor natural gas water heater
  • 13 SEER air conditioning system
  • R-53 attic insulation; R-34 wall insulation
  • U-value .25, SHGC .23 windows
  • 7 kW of solar photovoltaic panels

About the Family

Frankie Rodriguez is a hard-working single mother who is raising her four children that includes her adult son with special needs and one grandchild. She has been renting an apartment for 30 years and considers this home to be a dream come true. Frankie also looks forward to contributing to the construction of their home, which provides a sense of accomplishment and creates an additional connection to the home.

Partners

Atmos Energy, Greeley-Weld Habitat for HumanitySchlessman Family Foundation, Rinnai, Namasté Solar, and Energy Logic.

Additional Materials

Taylor, TX ZNE Home Dedication Ceremony

About the Taylor, TX ZNE Home

Atmos Energy is partnering with the Williamson County Habitat for Humanity to build a ZNE home in Taylor, Texas. This house will provide a family with an energy efficient and comfortable home that leverages natural gas and renewable energy that meet low carbon energy goals while lowering utility bills.

About the Home

  • HERS Score -14
  • 1,277 square feet
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 92 AFUE natural gas furnace
  • .82 EF tankless natural gas water heater
  • 16 SEER air conditioning system
  • R-42 attic insulation; R-21 wall insulation
  • U-value .32, SHGC .20 windows
  • 7.2 kW of solar photovoltaic panels

About the Family

Ashley, a single working mother, has aspired to own a home for many years. However, continued health problems that began during her pregnancy caused that dream to be put on hold. Since 2018, she has endured 2 open heart surgeries and life-threatening complications that continue to this day which require help from her family to care for her young daughter. This Habitat home will provide Ashley and her family security and comfort as she manages her health issues.

Partners

Atmos Energy, Williamson County Habitat for HumanityCity of Taylor, Rinnai, DFD Architects Inc, Yale Locks & Hardware, Whirlpool, and Valspar.

Additional Materials 

Taylor, TX ZNE Habitat Build FAQ 

Atmos Energy and Williamson County Habitat for Humanity ZNE Home Press Release 

Dallas, TX ZNE Homebuilding Kickoff

Details About the ZNE Build in Dallas, TX

Partnering with the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity

Atmos Energy is partnering with the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity to build a ZNE home. This house will provide the homeowner with an affordable, energy-efficient, and comfortable home that leverages natural gas and renewable energy that meet low carbon energy goals while lowering utility bills.

About the Home

  • Anticipated HERS Score: 0
  • 1,400 square feet
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • High-efficiency natural gas furnace
  • High-efficiency tankless natural gas water heater
  • High-efficiency SEER air conditioning system
  • R-46 attic insulation; R-19 wall insulation
  • U-value .35, SHGC .27 windows
  • 6.8 kW of solar photovoltaic panels

Partners

Atmos Energy, Dallas Area Habitat for HumanityGGO ArchitectsEnergy IQ, and Texas Solar Systems Sales, LLC

MS Habitat ZNE Groundbreaking

About the Jackson, MS ZNE Home

Atmos Energy is partnering with the Mississippi Capital Area Habitat for Humanity to build a ZNE home in Jackson, MS. This house will provide a family with an energy-efficient and comfortable home that leverages natural gas and renewable energy that meet low carbon energy goals while lowering utility bills.

About the Home

  • 1,200 square feet
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • High-efficiency natural gas furnace
  • High-efficiency natural gas tankless water heater
  • High-efficiency SEER air conditioning system
  • R-38 attic insulation; R-23 wall insulation
  • U-value .29, SHGC .21 windows
  • 6.8 kW solar photovoltaic system

Atmos Energy and Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area Partner to Builder Zero New Energy Home Press Release

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