Tips for Achieving a Net Zero Home

As the people become more conscious of their impact on the planet and their surrounding environments, more and more homeowners are thinking of ways to reduce their carbon footprint – both in the materials to use to build their dream domiciles as well as the ways they consume.

Below, Geneverse goes over a few tips and suggestions that will help make your new home a net zero home. 

What is Net Zero?

What do we mean to have a “net zero” home? Net-zero homes typically produce as much energy as they consume, whether measured in a day, month, or a calendar year. Net zero homes often feature and utilize energy-efficient technologies, incorporating sources of renewable energy. Often, net zero homes are equipped with technology like solar panels.

Choosing the Right Site

Choosing the right location will help you achieve a proper net zero home. You can take the time to assess the local climate in question. Sunlight, wind/weather patterns, temperature, and average rainfall should all be taken into consideration. 

It’s a good idea to orient the structure of your home and position it to take advantage of natural weather patterns (for example, breezes) as well as position your home so it gets sun when you want it and shade when you don’t want it. Whether solar panels are on the roof or on the ground, you’ll want to make sure they are oriented to achieve maximum results.

Design Aspects of a Net Zero Home

Net zero homes might have design aspects like triple-glazed windows, high quality efficient insulation, not to mention energy-efficient façades that seal up cracks. 

Low-energy HVAC systems can also be installed as well as eco-friendly appliances and fixtures. To achieve a truly net zero home it may be a good idea to consult with designers and engineers on the subject. This will help you in your planning and ultimate decision making.

Renewables, Renewables, Renewables

With reduced electrical loads achieved through measures mentioned previously, this will now free you up to strategize your energy model. The primary question is how much electricity to you need to power your home into perpetuity, or, at the very least, how much electricity you will need to offset with renewables.

Solar panels, either mounted on the rooftop, or in a ground array will be your best bet for achieving renewable energy. You can also invest in other on-site energy producers, which might include wind, hydropower, or geothermal. However, it’s important to note that these might not be as reliable as solar, especially if you experience irregular or unpredictable weather patterns.

Going Solar with Geneverse

As solar power becomes more and more ubiquitous, the cost of solar panels has decreased exponentially as technology and means of production have become more efficient. 

Speaking of efficiency, Geneverse now provides the most cost-efficient energy storage system on the market. Our PowerPillar ESS requires fewer components and is more easily installed than competitor models. We pass those savings on to our valued customers. With the PowerPillar ESS, you can store and use energy how you see fit, whether you want to send it back to the grid for savings on your power bill or save it for an emergency.

Get in touch with Geneverse today to learn more about how our PowerPillar ESS can help you achieve the net zero home of your dreams.

About Geneverse: Geneverse is the most reliable and cost-efficient source for solar energy. Our PowerPillar ESS integrates solar power, battery storage, not to mention grid and generator power sources that help our customers get the most out of their energy storage investment – all at the most competitive pricing on the market. We craft complete home energy systems that power energy independence rain or shine in addition to portable solar products that provide decentralized power during emergencies and unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about Geneverse and how we can bring protection and security to your family/household by visiting our website today.

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