Verified ZNE Multifamily Case Study: zHome Multifamily Complex

Case Study / October 10, 2016 / Getting to Zero

The zHome multifamily complex was the first zero net energy project of its kind in the United States. This complex is made up of 10 units and a shared community area. The design approach of the project centered on energy efficiency, but also included a focus on reduction of water use, locally-sourced and recycled products, and minimization of storm water discharge. Launched as a market catalyst to bring sustainable housing to everyday people, zHome has proven to be a strong example of successful sustainability at the multifamily scale. Since the project was completed, more than 100 multifamily projects have either achieved or are pursuing zero net energy performance.