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Zero energy homes are homes that produce as much energy as they use over the course of a year. Net zero energy is achieved through proper design, energy efficiency measures, and on-site renewable energy generation. Learn more…

These homes have zero energy bills, zero carbon emissions, increased home value, and improved health and comfort. Learn more…

There are twelve steps to building a zero energy home that any experienced contractor or builder can follow. You can also learn from case studies of zero energy home building practices used by builders across the country.

Success in building an affordable zero energy home always begins with the design. Learn more…

Depending on state rebates and incentives, zero energy homes may cost 5% to 10% more to build than a similar home built to code. However those costs will be paid back within 5 to 15 years depending on each specific situation. Zero energy homes also can cost less to own beginning on day one and can have enhanced market value. Learn more…

There are a wide variety of existing zero energy homes built in all regions of the country, both in the far north and in the south. They range from single family custom homes, to development homes, apartment buildings and Habitat for Humanity homes. Learn more…

There are five steps to getting started on the path to creating a zero or near zero energy remodel of your home. Learn more…

Small, simple strategies will ensure that your zero energy home lives up to its potential or exceeds it. Learn more…

There are many zero energy homes for sale across the country either through real estate agents or directly through the builders. Learn more…

Yes, homes that produce more energy than they use are called positive energy homes. The energy produced in excess of what is used in the home can be used to power an electric lawn mower or even an electric car. Learn More….

If there are financial restraints, consider building or remodeling a net zero ready home. If there is a lack of sunlight, consider building or remodeling a near zero home that has all the energy saving features of a zero energy home, but without the solar collectors.