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What is a Net Zero Energy Home?
A Net Zero Energy home is capable of producing as much energy on an annual basis as it consumes. This requires a HERS Score of ≤15 (85% more energy efficient than a standard code built home). Design and engineering usually involve energy-efficient technology combined with renewable energy sources.
A Net Zero Ready home is a high-performance home that is so energy efficient that a renewable energy system could offset most or all the home’s annual energy use. This requires a HERS Score of ≤55 (45% more energy efficient than a standard code built home) AND capable of having power generation installed to meet the energy use of the house.
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Why choose Green Built Homes?
There are many green building certification programs to choose from so why should you choose Green Built Homes over other options?
How do other green building programs work with Green Built Homes Certification?
A home that qualifies for other green building programs (like below) will receive credit within our Green Built Homes program too! If you want to learn more about these other programs, check out our Residential Green Certification Program Guide.