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Zero Energy Homes

  • A house is more than four walls and a roof. It is a place of comfort and security; a gathering place for friends and a sanctuary for your family. Zero energy homes are our Flying Homes.

    Your home should serve to protect you and provide a healthy environment in which to live. They are built to a higher standard; you will absorb the cleanest air, feel the most comfortable temperatures, and enjoy the quietest indoor environment where you will sleep well.

    Due to its durable, airtight construction and fresh air system, filtered air from the ventilation system result that zero energy homes are low maintenance, less dust, and easy to keep clean.

    Zero-energy homes can suit your lifestyle; individuals, couples, and families of all ages, from warm and humid climates to very cold regions. Zero-energy homes can look like any other home or have their own unique style. They are built with significant energy-saving features like insulation, high-efficiency windows, passive solar gain in winter and passive shading in summer and many more other features that they vary depending on climate zones in which the construction occurs.

    The total cost of living in a zero-energy home is lower than that of a standard home.

    The zero-energy home is not affected by the surge in electricity prices. Ten years from now, you will pay the same price you pay today to keep your lights on.

    This price will be zero or close to zero!

    Because these homes use electricity from the grid, as long as it provides enough energy to compensate.  For example, this would apply for a building that uses electricity during the day and night, but only generates power with a photovoltaic array during the day. In other words, the building is a net producer during the daytime and a net consumer during the night.

    Comparing to traditional homes Zero-energy homes are safer, stronger, thicker walls, fresh filtered air, and built with advanced window technologies. Zero-energy homes avoid blocking indoor source air and moisture pollutants. As a result, these homes are designed with a robust, balanced fresh air ventilation system. Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) and Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) are the two most commonly used ventilation systems.

    All these energy-efficient clean air systems exhaust the “bad” poor air, filter out the fresh air that enters, disperse the filtered clean air throughout the home, and dilute any residual or newly created indoor pollutants.HRV and ERV also maintain home temperatures and, in most circumstances, these ventilation systems maintain an acceptable level of indoor humidity.

    An important function of ventilation is to maintain proper moisture balance. The relative humidity of a home that is either high or low can be problematic. For health purposes, relative humidity (RH) between 40% and 60% is generally considered the best since high humidity in the house is generated from sources inside the home, such as cooking, washing, and breathing.

    The quality of the air that we breathe in and out is a major factor in our health, quality of life, and effective functioning. At the same time, global warming, increased use of synthetic chemicals, and population growth are exacerbating pollution. As a result, we all need to help create a future where we can breathe fresh air with near-zero pollutants – inside and out. Zero-energy homes and buildings are a big part of the solution. Reduced energy bills, greater comfort, and reduced carbon emissions are some of the benefits that zero-energy homes offer.

    The benefit to Home Buyers

    There are a lot of amazing benefits to owning and living in Zero Energy Home. First of all zero homes results in a healthier life with a fewer illness, because are constructed with non-toxic finishes, materials, and surfaces, and utilize advanced fresh air systems. They are designed and built using passive solar design principles, making the most of natural daylight and filling your home with warm, inviting sunshine. With a zero energy home, you can feel good knowing that you are leading the way to a better future for our world and for your family.

    Benefits to builders

    Zero Energy Homes will be the homes of the future. Building a home to code means that its energy performance, health, and comfort will be outdated the minute it’s complete. Offering options for solar panels, electric vehicle chargers, and storage batteries can add new revenue streams.

    As an integral part of building a zero-energy home, builders can take pride in providing high-quality air, interior health, and comfort to their clients, thus marketing their brand as high quality, high-performance builders.

    Builder risk is reduced due to higher customer satisfaction, greater durability through effective moisture management, and fewer phone calls. Builders can market their reputation to bring in more clients and build their businesses.

    As the market is heading towards zero-energy homes, builders who embark on this trend will be leaders in their field.

    Zero buildings are a win all around.