Net-Zero Energy Home

A home employing site-appropriate passive solar design, site-appropriate renewable energy products, and proven energy efficiency/conservation technologies and practices, resulting in an annual contributionto the electricity grid that is equal to or greater than the amount of power the home uses from the grid. Common sources of energy generation for the N-ZEH are PV panels and solar hot water, wind turbines, and geo-thermal heating and cooling systems. Ultimately, millions of N-ZEH’s may become a distributed source of clean energy feeding the grid, resulting in a reduced need for centralized electricity plants powered by coal, nuclear and natural gas.