Have you heard of a home that is Zero Energy Ready? Well, you need to know about this. Zero Ready is a great term that means the home is so energy efficient that it can offset most of its annual energy consumption. To be called “Zero Energy Ready” you have to meet the definition set forth by the U.S. Department of Energy. Here are four reasons why being a Zero is awesome.
- Money, baby, money. Zero Energy Ready Homes are so efficient that a renewable system like solar can offset all or most of its annual energy usage. With a Zero Energy Ready Home, homeowners could have no energy bills, other than a monthly electric hook-up fee. These homes can create as much solar energy as the home uses—resulting in a zero “net” energy bill Important to note that buyers won’t pay a premium for these energy-efficient features.
- Green feelings. The good kind of green… We all want to do things the green way and help the planet out. Zero Energy Ready homes produce as much or more energy than they consume. This forward-thinking, energy efficient idea is very desirable for those that are environmentally conscious.
- Deep breaths. The Department of Energy states, “Every Zero Energy Ready Home includes a host of features that minimize pollutants and allergens, prevent moisture build-up, and provide a continuous flow of fresh, well-filtered air”.
- Hi-tech is cool. Okay, so the iPhone7 is coming, but how about having a house that is technologically superior. Advanced research as well as advanced products, building materials and appliances go into these hi-tech homes.