Hi, Dale here. Welcome to Mi Net Zero! In this blog, we explore the why, what, and how of net zero living.
In this post, I want to expand on the why from last week and digger deeper on the value of net zero homes specifically.
So why invest in a net zero home? In a nutshell, there are four main reasons:
- First, upgrading to a net zero infrastructure is one of the most impactful things you can do to mitigate climate change, eliminating about 2/3 of your carbon footprint (depending on your traveling habits).
- Second, a net zero home built to Passive House and Greenstar standards is the healthiest, most comfortable home you can own.
- Third, these homes will be extremely resilient. In a grid-down event, they will seamlessly switch to backup battery power. They will even be able to be powered by your EVs if they are properly equipped.
- And fourth, they will nearly eliminate the cost of energy for the home and two EVs over a 30-year mortgage.
What exactly is net zero, you ask? Briefly, a net zero home generates as much or more energy than it uses. The goal is net zero or net negative carbon emissions.
How is this possible? We achieve net zero by designing the house to Phius Zero standards. We also optimize the roof with enough south-facing solar to power the home and two EVs. And we select materials that sequester carbon, like dense-packed cellulose insulation and bamboo flooring so that the house achieves both net zero operational and embodied carbon. (More about embodied carbon later; hint: it’s a BIG deal!)
To summarize, a MiNet0 home will be more comprehensively net zero than any other home on the market in West Michigan!
Thank you for engaging! Let me know what you think!
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I will aim to post by noon on Fridays. Next week is Introducing Myself.