Zero Energy Homes Show Continuing Strong Growth
Webinar / July 18, 2019 / Zero Net Energy
Team Zero has concluded its fourth annual inventory of housing in the U.S. and Canada on the path to zero energy operations. View an ondemand, NBI-hosted webinar where Ann Edminster shares findings on the current state of ZE housing, with data on trends, emerging developments, and major influences in this still-nascent but rapidly expanding sector of the residential construction industry. Learn about both dramatic changes from prior years and some findings consistent with earlier inventories. Also hear from a home builder about their own experiences pursuing zero energy performance in residences. Hear from Mandalay Homes about what they see as the future of zero energy, grid-connected buildings.
Read the 2018 Zero Energy Residential Buildings Study, the 2018 inventory of residential projects on the path to zero in the U.S. and Canada. This study documents the market growth for residential zero energy (ZE) buildings including 22,146 units that are either in design, construction, or operation representing a 59% increase over the prior year inventory. These include single family and multifamily projects that are working to achieve zero energy or zero energy-ready performance. In addition, there are another 31,000 additional residential units in the planning stages that are not included in the current count. A zero energy, or net zero energy building, produces as much renewable energy as it consumers over a year. They typically have low energy demand and are powered by solar panels either onsite or nearby. ZE-ready homes have energy efficiency levels on par with ZE units, but are not powered with renewable resources.