A Zero-Energy Home is a house designed and built to include on-site renewable energy systems, so that the house may produce as much energy as it consumes on a yearly basis.
A Zero-Energy home is not necessarily an “energy autonomous” house or “off-grid” house, as it can be connected to the electricity grid, so that it can supply electricity to the grid when it is producing more than it needs and draw from the grid when household demands exceed the amount of electricity produced on site. Alternatively, with on-site energy storage, off-grid is possible!
When achieving a Zero-Energy home, the cost of on-site renewable energy will be considerably less with a Passive house as you will only need half the amount of energy required compared to a Netzero ready home!
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