Being ‘Net Zero’ on Earth Day 2016
Today there is a new generation of energy-efficient home technology that drastically reduces a home’s carbon footprint by producing as much energy as it consumes.
Advocates of these “net zero” energy homes swear by their sustainable features, like generating electricity through photovoltaic solar panels, heating the home with the help of triple-glazed windows that limit heat gain or loss, and circulating cold and warm air throughout the home at a high efficiency thanks to ductless air-based heat pumps.
In the picturesque city of Bend, Oregon, a community of homeowners who have converted to net-zero homes share the significant improvement going green has made on their daily lives and their home budgets.
Our video takes you inside a home that “creates as much energy as it uses.”