A ZEH combines state-of-the-art, energy efficient construction techniques and equipment
with renewable energy systems to return as much energy as it takes on an annual basis.
•Reduce carbon footprint
•Increase energy efficiency
Steps to a Successful Zero Design Home
1.Decrease the energy requirements for space heating, cooling and water heating.
2.Increase the efficiency of the furnace (or heat pump), and the air-conditioner.
3.Install a solar hot water pre-heat system, an efficient backup water heater, and an efficient distribution system.
4.Install efficient lighting fixtures.
5.Install efficient appliances.
6.Install a properly sized photovoltaic (PV) system.
7.Turn off lights, computers, and appliances when not in use.