What is a Net Zero Home?

A Net Zero home uses up to 94% less energy than a conventional code built home, with the balance of its energy needs supplied by renewable technologies.

Essentially, it is a home that sustains itself.

That doesn’t mean that it is “off the grid”. Actually, it may use some energy from the local utility. But a Net Zero energy home generates the bulk of its own energy needs and makes enough extra energy to sell it back to the utility through “net metering”, offsetting the amount purchased.

Because of the energy-efficiency products used in a Net Zero energy home and because it requires so little energy from the utility companies, Net Zero energy homes also have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce dependence on foreign oil. Our Net Zero homes are also built to the highest National Green Building Standards for even greater sustainability.

One of our Net Zero home client’s experiences – as seen on KGW 8 – provides a great example of the savings a Net Zero home can provide. Our client pays no utility bills, and receives an average annual check back from the utility company for over $1,500.