Net Zero Energy Homes
Net Zero Energy homes are the epitome of high-performance buildings.
The definition of a Net Zero Energy home is one that is designed, modelled and constructed to produce as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis. These homes achieve this standard via the balance of reducing the amount of energy needed to operate and by generating energy on site through alternative energy sources.
By meeting this standard, homeowners are awarded with significantly reduced operating costs, a quiet and more comfortable living atmosphere, health benefits of high indoor air quality, and the satisfaction of making a significant contribution to the reduction of carbon emissions.
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Built and designed by Effect Home Builders, the Belgravia Green project showcased various methods of achieving Net Zero Energy. Three custom homes were constructed using a variety of techniques to display different ways of reducing energy consumption. The technology used is described below.