What Makes a Home Use Zero Energy?
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Hear the latest on new and cost-effective approaches that make Zero Energy Homes more accessible to builders and homebuyers.
‘Zero Energy’ is defined as: A home that generates as much energy on site as it uses over the course of a year, making it essentially require zero energy.
The State of California’s building code requires that all new buildings in CA be built to zero energy standards by 2020, and the Oregon Governor issued an executive order in 2017 that requires all new homes to achieve a zero energy ready standard by 2023. A rapidly increasing number of architects and builders in Oregon are stepping up to the challenge by creating zero energy homes and have been doing so for many years. The question is, how can this be achieved cost effectively?
The old zero energy paradigm prioritized small, highly insulated and air sealed homes with expensive windows. But now that formula has changed, thanks to highly efficient and affordable technologies, lighting, and solar PV panels. This new development has fundamentally changed the way builders and homeowners design and construct zero energy homes, making the potential for widespread adoption within reach.
Join us for this webinar and learn what it takes to achieve zero energy, the homeowner benefits it provides, and how builders are cost-effectively achieving it in the Pacific Northwest.Questions? Contact Heather Kendall at email@example.com or 503-968-7160 x20.