Net Zero Homes
Net Zero homes are increasing in popularity as more and more people delve into the realm of renewable energy and realize the possibilities associated with it. Maybe you want to reduce your energy bills as much as you possibly can. Or maybe you just really want your home to be ultra-efficient and earth-friendly. By combining on-site power generation like solar or wind technology with energy-efficient construction and appliances, your home can collect enough energy as it needs to operate on an annual basis. Now that’s smart.
Other Benefits Of A Net Zero Home
A net zero energy home is usually built to be airtight with extremely insulated walls, resulting in noise reduction as well as improved comfort. So you can relax in peace and quiet in your home, free from the noises of a traditional HVAC system and any outdoor sounds that would bleed into a typically-built house.
Net zero homeowners won’t have to worry as much about fluctuations in energy prices or the harmful effects of fossil fuels. There are no flames, fumes, or combustion which means no chance of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Home Energy Rating System
Net zero homes boast some of the best Home Energy Rating System (HERS) ratings possible. A HERS score gives homeowners a way of comparing just how energy efficient their home is to others — similar to a MPG rating on a vehicle. A high rating can increase your home value!
Net zero homes are some of the most environmentally friendly homes around since harmful fossil fuels aren’t burned. They save energy and reduce pollution, thus saving the world.
Net zero homes have the ability to continue operating even when the power goes out—no generator needed.
A net zero home is the cutting-edge in home design, technology, energy efficiency, and sustainability. You can lead the way to a better and smarter future for the world and your family.
A&B Cooling & Heating Corporation help a Connecticut family reach their goal of creating a sustainable net zero home. Implementing the state-of-the-art geothermal WaterFurnace 7 Series was just what the home needed to reach net zero.
Greenhill Contracting along with Verdae LLC, built the first net zero home to achieve a HERS index of 0, first entirely NZE development in the U.S., and has now The Preserve, another NZE development with houses at mainstream market rates.
Take a look at the first net zero residential development in the country. Imagine an entire community so efficient they are selling electricity back to the power grid. Geothermal heating and cooling played a pivotal role in achieving net zero status.