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The Net Zero Difference
Published On: 24 April 2018 / Category: Blog / By: astracomputer

Net Zero – Broken Down

As we have advanced many times to our clients;

“Energy Efficiency Starts on the Drawing Boards”

The decision to bring your property to Net Zero is decided when a property owner eliminates all utilities for your home or business. No water, sewer, electric, gas, cable bills for any of these traditional utilities. Some properties may only become Electric Net Zero, or just Water Net Zero. It depends on the owners demand.

Zero-energy building, also known as a net zero building, is a building with zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site.

The key to creating an affordable Net Zero program for your property is through energy efficiency. The Energy House Team can first reduce your energy consumption so that the need for renewable energy systems are at a minimum and therefore more affordable.

Overview

45% Savings – Insulation – R49 Attic – Cellulose – Wall insulation existing structure R5 only – Brick, block, plaster – Rim Joist Air Seal & Insulation R25, Basement R13 Closed Cell Foam – New additions front and rear walls R23 cellulose dense packed;

45% Savings - Insulation

15% Savings – Energy Star – Windows & Doors 15% more energy efficient – Installed to Energy Star standards – Appliances throughout the kitchen and laundry areas;

41% Savings – Heat & Cooling – Replaced single zone gas boiler with 41% more energy efficient, Willis Mini Split 9 zone system throughout the house.

41% Savings - Heat & Cooling

Solar Panels – Situated on the flat roof of the home, will generate electrical income to the property over the life of the panels which are estimated to be in excess of 25 years.

88% Savings – LED Lighting – All interior and exterior lighting to be LED – Expected 88% reduction in lighting costs compared to incandescent bulbs. Projected LED lighting costs for the home is $24 per year. Average life expectancy of LED fixtures 12 to 16 years.

Source: http://www.zerohomes.org/2015/09/30/remodeling-to-zero-energy-inspiring-stories/

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