energy neutral living
"An energy neutral home is a high performance home ofincreased quality than a standard new home. it is no longer the same product, so it stands to reason that it is not going to cost the same as its lesser performing counterpart without some trade-offs."
Buildings worldwide account for 40% of global energy consumption. Ongoing energy cost for the life of your home could make you 'energy poor' in the future. The increased comfort levels of a highly energy efficient home and the lifetime operating cost savings are great reasons to consider energy neutral living.
how to design for energy neutral living
A holistic approach is needed on reducing the energy demand through passive design, energy efficient appliances and your own on site energy generation.
Below are the main areas to consider the the design, construction and renovation of your energy neutral home.