Zero Net Energy Primer

Design, Renewables

Net Zero Energy Coalition (NZEC) summarizes the 2016 Residential Zero Energy Buildings Study. NZEC documented more than 8,000 residential units in the US and Canada, with the highest number (3,137) in California. Significantly, more than 90% of these homes are in developer-initiated, multi-unit projects, demonstrating that these pioneering developers believe that ZNE makes solid business sense – and not just at the high end of the market. The inventory includes thousands of units of ZNE workforce housing and production homes, in a wide range of US climates. The takeaway is that ZNE is highly affordable with an experienced project team.