June 27, 2022

Is Going All-Electric a Fantasy?

Electrifying our homes, lives, and businesses is one of the most effective strategies to wean ourselves off fossil fuels, as we add more renewable energy to the electric grid. But do we have the capacity to produce, transport, and use the increase in renewable electricity that will result? Spoiler alert — the answer is yes – if.

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April 21, 2022

Stracker Solar – Going Beyond Rooftops

Now homes and buildings whose roofs lack sufficient solar access to get to zero can access solar power - and do it more efficiently.

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April 21, 2022

Join the Movement, Make a Difference: Electrify Your Home

Concerned about climate change? The time for climate action is now, and the place is in your own home and garage -- in 11 easy steps.

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February 23, 2022

Solar Panels Shine in Hail and Hurricane

Since they are made of glass and sit on rooftops - you would think solar panels would be the first to get damaged in high wind and hail. Check out the real story!

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February 23, 2022

How To Pay for Energy-Efficient Renovations? On-Bill Payment Can Help.

Can "On-Bill Financing" Help You Renovate to Zero? Find out how homeowners, including those with low incomes, and renters can save money while making their residence more energy efficient.

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January 13, 2022

Redefining Healthy Homes in the Age of Climate Disruption

Climate Disruption Calls for a New Concept of Healthy Zero Energy Homes

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November 12, 2021

Shedding Light on the “Dark Side” of Solar Power 

The dark side of solar power includes trashing millions of used solar panels and batteries in landfills, intermittent production, and taking large tracts of land out of productive use. But new recycling approaches, and energy management and land use strategies are keeping the light on solar. It has a bright future.

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September 20, 2021

Act Now: List or Update Your Home in the Inventory of Zero Homes

Tracking the growth of zero energy homes in all their different forms is essential to building momentum for the growth of zero. If you are an owner, builder, or designer of a zero home, be sure your home is listed and help grow the movement toward zero.

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June 14, 2021

Low Carbon Kitchens

Whether you’re building a new home or replacing worn out appliances, you’ll want to choose products that reduce energy use and your carbon footprint. Some choices are just improved versions of familiar products, and other options may be completely new. Make your next kitchen a 21st century kitchen — ready for our zero carbon future.

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May 6, 2021

How To Sell Zero To Anybody

Selling a zero energy home is just like selling a conventional one, except zero homes offer so much more. Connecting the buyer’s priorities to the added benefits of zero homes makes the sale easier and more profitable for everyone. 

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March 18, 2021

Bill Gates’ Path to Zero

He may no longer be the world’s richest man, but he still has some big ideas about reducing greenhouse gases. Gates’ latest book describes an ambitious, well-thought-out, set of climate actions needed to get to zero by 2050. Building efficiency and electric vehicles are just the “easy” part. Here are highlights from his plan for what must be done and how to make it happen. It's a must read for all who want to help avoid a climate disaster.

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March 6, 2021

Find an Experienced Zero Energy Professional in our New Directory 

Building or renovating a home? One key to success is hiring zero energy experienced construction professionals. Now you can find designers, builders, energy consultants, prefab companies and panel manufacturers that have already built to zero. Check out our new, expanded directory of zero energy construction professionals.

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