MARTY HOPE, CALGARY HERALD.
The Alberta government’s strategy to reduce the use of coal-fired electrical generation could help increase the profile of net zero energy residential construction, say housing industry officials.
The whole idea of a net zero energy home is that it produces at least as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis by providing an energy efficient home designed and built to reduce a home’s heating and cooling bills and provide a healthy environment in which to live.
“I firmly believe the time for net zero has come,” says Reza Nasseri, chief executive officer of Edmonton-based Landmark Group of Builders.
“It used to be a niche market, but our goal has been and still is to go 100 per cent net zero,” he adds.