Saving the planet is a big job, and the way we build can make a tremendous impact- for better or worse. The old excuse that "building green costs more" just doesn't hold up any more. We can continue to hide behind weak energy codes to justify building "energy hogs," or we can do the right thing and build to a higher standard. Net Zero Energy Homes
are being built throughout the world and well within reach to homeowners willing to demand better solutions.
What is a Net Zero Energy Home?
Net Zero Energy Homes are energy-efficient homes outfitted with efficient appliances and powered by commercially available renewable energy systems such as solar water heating and solar electricity. The term "net zero energy" refers to the fact that ideally, such a home can result in net zero energy consumption by producing as much as energy as it consumes annually. They give homeowners the luxury of never again being affected by rising energy costs as well as the opportunity to live in a cleaner, healthier home and leave a cleaner world to future generations.
Meeting tomorrow’s energy challenge isn't only about developing new energy sources. In fact, by using building technology already available, we can make a huge impact on energy consumption and the environment. By making simple changes we can save tremendous amounts of energy while building healthier, longer lasting homes.
The Role of Air Filtration Systems in A Zero Energy Home
Air filtration systems are a very important component of building a Zero Energy Home because the home must be as tight as possible. Because the RecoupAerator® offers the lowest electrical footprint and highest amount of heat transfer (95%) in the industry, UltimateAir® is involved in countless Zero Energy projects.
As the industry evolves towards Zero Energy Homes (ZEH), UltimateAir® is committed to supporting this movement with products that allow builders to build homes as tight and healthy as possible.
So go ahead, make your home as energy-efficient as possible and enjoy the peace of mind that UltimateAir is keeping your indoor air fresh, clean and healthy.