What are the Green Building Options?
Net Zero energy homes are carefully crafted combinations of passive solar design and active renewable energy systems that generate as much energy, over the course of year, as they consume. Integrated design is the most important feature of these homes. Each construction element is used to provide maximum utility from energy, functional and aesthetic perspectives. For instance, floors and walls perform triple duty as structure, thermal mass and elements of beauty.
Carefully selected and balanced renewable energy systems actively gather the right amounts of energy to operate the net zero house. Current state of the art designs utilize elegant solutions with PV / Thermal, solar domestic hot water and waste water heat recovery to achieve their efficiencies.
For detailed information, visit:
- Net Zero Homes Coalition
- Solar Building Research Network
- CMHC’s EQuilibium Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative
- Canadian Solar Industry Association
Bringing the Net Zero Energy house to fruition is a delicate act requiring a dedicated design team of qualified specialists. EcoGen Energy & Build gives customers access to such a team to realize the net zero energy home that they envision.