Posted on December 20, 2016 by Thomas Lambert in Guest Blogs
Can you really build a net-zero-energy house based on information learned from an online course? The short answer is yes, and we have CreekSide Net ZeroProducing as much energy on an annual basis as one consumes on site, usually with renewable energy sources such as photovoltaics or small-scale wind turbines. Calculating net-zero energy can be difficult, particularly in grid-tied renewable energy systems, because of transmission losses in power lines and other considerations. to prove it.
My wife and I are often asked two questions: Why did we build a net zero energy house? How did we know how to build it?
The "why" is really an evolution of our values — of “walking the talk.” We have always been eco-minded and dreamed of doing something with alternative energy to reduce our carbon footprintAmount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that a person, community, industry, or other entity contributes to the atmosphere through energy use, transportation, and other means.