What Does It Mean to Have a Net-Zero Home

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Global climate change is today’s most pressing issue and most Americans favor taking meaningful action. Buildings alone are responsible for 40% of the total energy used in the United States. Zero energy homes are one of the cornerstones of a reduced carbon future that is not reliant on fossil fuels.

With a zero energy property, homeowners control the source of their home’s energy with every flip of the light switch. Because zero energy homes are built today to tomorrow’s standards, you’ll enjoy cleaner air and year-round comfort.

Energy or thermal storage technologies capture renewable energy, rather than returning it to the grid. The sun doesn’t shine at night, and the wind is not always blowing, so at these times, the building obtains energy from the grid or onsite storage. Control strategies are essential and utility services such as load shifting and demand response helps to make these investments worthwhile.

The other side of the net-zero equation involves reducing the amount of energy use. The less energy used, the less renewable energy required to offset that demand, and the lower the operating costs. New high-efficiency HVAC and lighting technologies play a significant role in meeting energy targets. HVAC system designers develop strategies that address cooling, heating, and air circulation for occupant comfort.

Four Ways to Define Net-Zero Energy:

Site Energy

Source Energy

Net Zero Energy Cost

Grid Connection And Net Zero

Net-Zero Energy Home Benefits

Net-zero energy homes are highly engineered properties that generate the total amount of energy used by the home. They only came into the market when progress in academic research became available about 30 years ago. 

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Caloosa Cooling HVAC technicians work with state-of-the-art compressors, fans, pumps, and advanced controls to meet net-zero energy goals. The result is a more efficient system that uses less energy and saves operational costs.

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