Building & Powering an Award-Winning Net Zero Energy Home

Can a home be beautiful, powered entirely by solar energy, use sustainable heating and cooling systems and save it’s owners roughly $3,500 a year? Why, yes it can. Just ask Joanne Coons, who built her award winning, single-family, Net Zero Energy Home in 2010. Sustainable Woman Joanne talks Net Zero standards, efficient appliances and goods, her […]

Does Source Energy = Site Energy?

On the Zero Net Energy Homes discussion board, Marc Rosenbaum clarifies… when it comes to electricity, IS source energy the same as site energy?

 

Student 1: The (course) book says that for electricity, source energy equals site energy… but, there is a small difference. [According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration] About 6% of the electricity is lost […]