It’s A Beautiful Day In The Net-Zero Neighborhood Net-zero homes are homes that are so energy efficient that the homeowner only has to add a renewable energy source, typically solar, to enable the building to generate as much energy as it uses. Some home builders have found their niche in building energy-efficient homes and have … Continue reading It’s A Beautiful Day In The Net-Zero Neighborhood
4 reasons net-zero energy should start with schools Can we afford to teach our children? In the U.S. we generally can agree that educating our children is important. Consensus stops there. Whether the U.S. education system is broken, and if so, how to best fix it, is an increasingly politicized debate. Current discussions on how … Continue reading 4 reasons net-zero energy should start with schools
Could this venture-backed zero energy house revolutionize the home building industry? What if you could buy an affordable Zero Energy home that could be erected on your property in a matter of days, instead of the many months it usually takes to build a home on site? New startup Acre Designs promises to make this … Continue reading Could this venture-backed zero energy house revolutionize the home building industry?
“Net Zero Energy” Isn’t All It Seems The hot new idea in energy and real estate is the “zero net energy building.” It usually means a building with enough solar panels on the roof so that over the course of a year, it produces as much energy as it consumes. And that means the building … Continue reading “Net Zero Energy” Isn’t All It Seems