WHAT IS NET ZERO HOME DESIGN?
A net-zero home harvests enough energy through renewable sources (usually wind and solar) to meet it’s own electrical power requirements during a 12-month cycle. Further, energy-plus homes produce a surplus of energy - and contributes the available energy to the power grid.
Overall, net zero homes reduce the use of non-renewable energy sources and provide the following benefits:
- Lower greenhouse gas emissions through the lack of dependence on fossil fuels
- Reduced ongoing maintenance and operating expenses by leveraging improved building materials and renewable energy sources
- Improved energy resilience by reducing exposure to the power grid that may be affected by power outages and environmental disaster