Presentation on theme: "Introduction to Zero Energy Housing A collaboration of different technologies, appliances, and features used to create a net zero energy use What is."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction to Zero Energy Housing A collaboration of different technologies, appliances, and features used to create a net zero energy use What is it?
How does it do this? With appliances like Solar cells High efficiency air conditioners and lighting Energy Star products Solar water heaters Special tinted windows Bigger roof overhangs
How long has the concept been around for? Since the mid-to-late 1990s As technology improves, so will the entire design of Zero Energy Housing
FSEC Experiment Results On the hottest day in June 72% less power from air conditioning 93% reduction in required amount of utility supplied power PV cells provided 85% of power required
Variations Zero Energy Housing varies from area to area Cost Zero Energy Housing is more expensive initially but makes up for it in the monthly energy bills
Zero Energy Housing and Canada Canadian net zero energy healthy housing initiative introduced in 2005