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

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Green Home Strategies Explained

Educate yourself on the top methods for reducing the environmental impact of your home. Whether you are buying or renovating a home, resources are provided to help you get started.

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