zero energy home: #3 NET ZERO, Zero Utility Bills, High Performance Living in Gainesville Florida is HERE!! - 01/05/13 08:04 AM

A Net Zero (aka Zero Energy) integrates a high performance envelope (the superstructure) and with a HERS rating of around fifty (50) which makes it 50% more efficient (same as higher performance, less costly to operate) than a home built to minimum code standards. Then outfit the 50 HERS rated home with a solar photovoltaic electric energy production system currently at a cost of around $5/watt (and dropping), include a large capacity solar hot water system and a net meter (provided by the public utility) for measuring the electric energy in excess of what the home uses that is being … (2 comments)

zero energy home: Federal Government Is "Hands On" in the Shift to GREEN/Sustainability - 10/21/12 09:54 AM

As the GREEN (sustainable) building products and sciences advance to the extent indoor air quality and comfort is being maximized and utility bills are being eliminated (see Net Zero residential building technology in Gainesville Florida HERE) the federal government is stepping up to assist, protect and support this initiative with the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Established in 1901 NIST is one of the nation's oldest physical science laboratories beginning with a mandate from Congress at the dawn of the 20th century to help increase the industrial competitive edge of the U.S. which lagged … (1 comments)

zero energy home: #2 NET ZERO, Zero Utility Bills, High Performance Living in Gainesville Florida is HERE!! - 09/03/12 08:37 AM

A Net Zero (aka Zero Energy) home starts with a high performance envelope (the superstructure) and a HERS rating of around fifty (50) putting it at being 50% more efficient (same as higher performance) than a home built to modern minimum code standards. Then outfit the Net Zero home with a solar photovoltaic electric energy production system, a large capacity solar hot water system and a net meter for measuring the electric energy in excess of what the home uses that is being supplied back to (and credited by) the local utlity and.....voila!!.....no utility bill in the most comfortable and … (0 comments)

zero energy home: #1 NET ZERO, Zero Utility Bills, High Performance Living in Gainesville Florida is HERE!! - 08/15/12 04:26 AM

So now we have a clear equation.....
With that Change in Demand comes change in supply and the status quo. The consumer is no longer interested in the McMansion with the $400,$500,$600,$700/month utility bill or what that bill represents in terms of insufficient building performance, indoor air quality and energy consumption. While it is not just about the dollar amount on the monthly bill anymore it does (naturally) come in to play. It is the same as to say....."if I can do better and it cost less too, duh!!, why should I accept anything less?". 
If we can do better, we … (1 comments)

 

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Dave Gibbs is a licensed real estate Broker Associate in Gainesville Florida. A degree in Finance & Marketing from Tulane University with advanced professional credentials as an Accredited Buyer's Representative, an E-Pro Certified Realtor and a GREEN Designated Realtor. Dave assists Buyers and Sellers of real estate and is focused on sustainable living. View all AR Posts By Dave Gibbs


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