Net-Zero Energy Home Design
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a net-zero energy home “combines state-of-the-art, energy-efficient construction and appliances with commercially available renewable energy systems, such as solar water heating and solar electricity. The combination results in a home that produces its own energy—as much or more than it needs. Even though the home might be connected to a utility grid, it has net zero energy consumption from the utility provider.
Such a home is built with every energy-saving trick in the book, including:
- Passive solar heating and cooling
- Energy-efficient construction
- Energy-efficient appliances and lighting
- Renewable energy systems
Net-zero energy homes can be set up with backup power, making them totally “off the grid.”
If you want to achieve the ultimate in energy conservation and self-reliance, contact us and we’ll make it happen.
For more information see the home remodeling see the home remodeling section at EnergySavers.gov.