Getting to Zero-Energy
For some green building professionals, net-zero-energy use is the goal. Some promote zero-energy ready, making sure that all houses can reach net-zero with the addition of renewable energy sources, others go further and make their house net-positive. In this Expert Exchange we’ll learn to understand these terms and discuss the design, construction, and product choices that we need to make to get there.
Webinar: Getting to Net-Zero Energy
Five building pros from across the country discuss the need for on-site renewable energy and how to get there
All-Electric Net-Zero Model Home
One house in a New Urbanism–inspired Colorado neighborhood demonstrates how to get to net-zero
Habitat for Humanity Chapter Commits to a Zero-Energy Future
After successfully building its first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, Hartford Habitat sees net-zero as a fundamental goal for affordable-home builders
A Path to High-Performance Production Homes
Net-zero-ready early adopter Todd Usher believes that setting high standards and sticking to them on every job is essential if your goal is to bring comfortable, energy-efficient homes to a mass market
Getting to Zero on Every Front
This Living Building Challenge–certified home has no conventional heating or cooling equipment, no municipal water supply or well, and no sewer or septic, and it makes more energy than it consumes.
Why Zero Energy “Ready” Makes Sense
The Department of Energy’s program is about much more than energy efficiency
Is Zero Energy the Answer?
Experts share their thoughts on the role of net-zero-energy homes in a climate-friendly future for residential construction