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 […]
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Many believe that the future of net-zero energy is already here. At the forefront, the Net-Zero Energy Coalition is not only leading the movement, but also creating what their team refers to as “The Hub,” a place where all-things-Zero-Energy (ZNE) can be discovered. From research, to outreach resources, to case studies. Part of this exemplary resource […]
Marc Rosenbaum discusses heat recovery ventilation considerations for zero net energy homes on the Zero Net Energy Homes course discussion board…
Exhaust-only ventilation home health concerns
Student 1: Do you know of any potential health impacts from living in a depressurized space– such as a home with exhaust-only ventilation?
Marc: You can pull in pollutants from outdoors or the ground (radon), […]
What does ‘Zero Energy Capable’ mean?
A Zero Energy Capable designation means a project was designed, built and tested to be zero energy over the course of a year.
There is a lot of confusion on the market as to what zero energy is.
Green Home Institute is here to help.
To achieve a Zero Energy Capable Designation we have […]