What is a "Net Zero" home
A Net Zero Home will produce the energy required to Heat/Cool, produce Hot water, and cook your meals!
We have the technology!
There is technology available to build a home that will provide the Energy required to Heat / Cool itself as well as provide cooking and hot water.
The average median house in the Charlotte area costs $258,000. If you finance the upgrades for Net Zero construction (15% for average house) you will have a payment that is similar to mortgage and utility payments at todays prices. The improvements in building will effectively be paid for by lack of utility bills. We like to say net zero for free.
What if everyone did it?
We would have less cost to run the basic necessities of life. Improve the quality of life. Less dependence on fossil fuels and eliminate side effects of fracking, Coal burning pollution. Reduce ground water contamination and reduce cancer.
The installation of just a little more Solar PV will charge up the electric car and drive for free. IE Tesla, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt/Bolt, McLaren, and many others.