Zero Energy Is Now Affordable
- Zero energy homes are now affordable
- To maximize ROI, passive solar features need to be integrated at the outset of design
- New technologies can eliminate many mechanical system costs
- Everything from the foundation insulation to roof truss design needs to be considered
- If you are planning to build a 2000 sq. ft. home, you can now go “net zero energy” for about a 10% to 12% increase in cost.
- The energy savings pays for that investment in 16 to 20 years.